Three convicted in murder of BBC journalist in Afghanistan

Three individuals accused for the murder of BBC journalist Ahmad Shah in southeastern Khost, have been convicted by a primary court, the Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said on Thursday.

One individual was sentenced to death and two others to imprisonment for thirty and six years, respectively, according to AGO spokesman Jamshid Rasuli.

Ahmad Shah died after he was shot in Khost capital on 30 April last year capital by two men on a motorcycle.

Afghanistan Journalist Centre wecomed the decision of the primary court. Nine of his colleagues were killed in Kabul city on the same day during a double Islamic State suicide bombing.

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