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RFE/RL Afghan Correspondent Wounded In Bomb Attack


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.

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