Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, a local journalist in Helmand, was wounded in an embedded IED blast in Kart-e-Lagan area in Lashkargah city on Tuesday morning, the provincial governor’s media office said in a statement.
Ahmadi was on the way to his office when the IED embedded to his car detonated.
The statement said Ahmadi in a stable condition and is under treatment at a hospital in Lashkargah city.
Ahmadi is working for Sabawoon TV channel in Helmand.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
This comes as Afghanistan has ranked among deadliest countries for journalists.
The Afghan government has always committed to supporting journalists and freedom of the press. However, reports show that journalists are still facing different kinds of threats.
Government’s statistics show that there are 96 TV channels, 65 radio stations and 911 print media in Kabul, as well as 107 TV channels, 284 radio stations, and 416 print media in other provinces. He says there are 1,879 active media outlets in Afghanistan which are called as one of the main achievements of the country in the past 18 years.