Taliban Kills A Relative of a DW Reporter While on the Lookout for Him

“The Taliban are obviously conducting organized searches for journalists in Kabul and the provinces. Time is running out,” - Peter Limbourg
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Taliban Kills A Relative of a DW Reporter While on the Lookout for Him

According to the German public broadcaster, the Taliban shot and killed a family member of one of Deutsche Welle's (DW) reporters in Afghanistan. A second member of the family was badly injured.

Taliban gunmen were searching residences in western Afghanistan for the DW reporter, according to a statement released by the network on Thursday. According to the story, other members of the family were able to flee.

Taliban gunmen were searching residences in western Afghanistan for the Deutsche Welle correspondent, the broadcaster said in a statement on Thursday. According to the story, other members of the family were able to flee.

The director of Deutsche Welle, Peter Limbourg, said

“The killing of a close family member of one of our journalists by the Taliban is incredible tragic and a proof for the imminent danger that all of our workers and their families are exposed to in Afghanistan,”

“The Taliban are obviously conducting organized searches for journalists in Kabul and the provinces. Time is running out,” he continued. “The clock is ticking.”

According to Limbourg, the Taliban invaded the homes of at least three more Deutsche Welle reporters in Afghanistan in recent days and weeks.