Abdul Samad Rohani

Abdul Samad Rohani (1982 or 1983 – June 7 or 8, 2008) was an Afghan journalist who worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Afghan news agency Pajhwok.[1] He was abducted in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on June 7, 2008, and found murdered the following day in Lashkar Gah.[2][3] Reporters Without Borders stated that he had apparently been tortured and then shot three times.[1]

Abdul Rohani

Rohani had worked in Helmand as the head of the BBC World Service's Pashto service. The BBC issued a statement praising his "courage and dedication".[2]

The Taliban reportedly denied involvement in his murder.[4]

Rohani was abducted on the same day that BBC reporter Nasteh Dahir was murdered in Somalia.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "BBC journalist killed in the south of the country". Reporters Without Borders. 2008-06-08. Archived from the original on 2008-11-23.
  2. ^ a b "BBC Afghan reporter is shot dead". BBC News. 2008-06-08.
  3. ^ "BBC Afghan journalist shot in head", The Press Association, June 8, 2008 Archived June 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Afghan reporter for BBC killed in Helmand", Reuters, June 8, 2008
  5. ^ "Leading Somali journalist slain", CNN, June 7, 2008