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Afghanistan – Attack against journalists (April 4, 2014)

We were shocked to learn that two journalists were targeted by an attack today in Khost. One of them reportedly died instantly and the other was reportedly seriously injured.

We assure their families of our solidarity.

France reaffirms its support for the journalists who work, with courage and determination, to promote the freedom of information in Afghanistan. It is mobilized, notably within the United Nations, to ensure that the safety of journalists is guaranteed everywhere.

On the eve of a crucial deadline – the first round of the presidential elections –, France stands alongside the Afghan institutions and people.


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