News ID: 317493
Published: 0341 GMT October 30, 2021

Iran calls for probe into assassination attempt on IRIB cameraman in Kabul

Iran calls for probe into assassination attempt on IRIB cameraman in Kabul
IRIB

Iran called for an investigation into an attack on an Afghan cameraman employed by Iran’s Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in Afghanistan.

The Iranian Embassy in Kabul sent a note to the Taliban’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday, demanding an investigation into the incident and identification of the perpetrators, IRIB News reported on Saturday.

Alireza Sharifi, the IRIB cameraman, has survived an attempt on his life when unidentified armed men fired at him in the capital Kabul.

The incident occurred on Friday evening as Sharifi was driving his car along a road. He was accompanied by his wife and child when the attack took place.

The gunmen, riding a motorcycle, fired seven shots at Sharifi’s car. One of the bullets struck him in the face, and left a wound in his chin. The assailants later fled the scene.

No individual or militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the act of terror.

Kabul-based Sharifi has been working as a local cameraman for IRIB News Agency for nearly a decade.

Taliban’s deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi said that the group has launched an investigation into the incident.

 

 

   
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