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Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan

Added 01-19-21 05:22:03am EST - “An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interfered with his prayer service, an international journalists…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interfered with his prayer service, an international journalists group said Tuesday.

The International Federation of Journalists condemned the attack last Friday in the city of Kunduz, the capital of Kunduz province.

It quoted Mohsen Ahmad, director of the Zohra Radio that was targeted in the attack, as saying the mob had damaged station equipment and forced it to halt transmission for several hours. No one was hurt in the attack.

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“The safety situation for journalists in Afghanistan must be a major priority for the Afghanistan government,” urged the Brusseles-based IFJ.

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