A correspondent with RFE/RL’s Afghan Service, Mr. Zabih Shafaq, was critically injured in a bombing on the evening of February 7 outside the building of the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Mr. Shafaq was rushed to a hospital and underwent urgent surgery to treat shrapnel-related and other wounds. He remains in hospital in stable condition.
He was not on assignment at the time.
The so-called Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, which occurred on the court compound as employees were leaving work, killing at least 20 and injuring 48.