The head of Afghanistan’s state communications service was killed during Friday prayers in Kabul, the interior ministry said, adding that he was immediately assassinated by the Taliban.
«Unfortunately, the brutal and barbaric terrorists committed another cowardly act and killed the Afghan patriot who opposed the enemy campaign (…), Dawa Khan Menapal, during Friday prayersIn the capital, ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanikjoy told the media in a WhatsApp message.
«A few minutes ago, the head of the state media and information center in the Kabul administration was killed in a special attack led by Mujahideen.Taliban spokesman Jabihullah Mujahid confirmed via WhatsApp. It did not take long for the Taliban to carry out their threat and prove once again that they could launch an attack anywhere in the capital. They promised to take new action on Wednesday.RevengeAgainst senior government officials, in response to an airstrike by the Afghan military.
The latter, like the U.S. military, has carried out a number of airstrikes in recent days in an attempt to block the Taliban’s advance in several key urban centers. The Taliban made the announcement in response to an attack on the home of Defense Minister General Bismillah Mohammed in Kabul on Tuesday. The minister came out safely.