Khushnood survives unhurt as a roadside bomb targeted him

A roadside bomb blast targeted the vehicle of Khushnood Nabizada, the owner and founder of a prominent news agency in Afghanistan on a Monday morning as he was traveling to work with his two children, drive and security personnel. He had his children with him to drop them at their school on the way to work.

The explosion took off the vehicle off the ground at around 07:15 am at Char Rahi Shahid area, PD10, Kabul.

The inelegance report shared with the office of Mr. Nabizada indicated that the terrorist attack was planned by the Taliban group in connection to his media and journalism work.

The explosion launched on him was after he had received multiple threat letters by different military units within the Taliban group in the earlier months and years.

The incident was condemned by national and international organizations including Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace, High Council for the National Reconciliation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNAMA, NATO Mission in Afghanistan, US Embassy Afghanistan, US Department of State, UK Embassy in Afghanistan and EU Mission in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s State Minister for Peace condemns the attack in a recorded video message on Feb 1, 2021

Khushnood Nabizada is currently working as the Chief of Staff to the State Ministry of Peace (SMP) to help the Intra-Afghan peace negotiations between the Afghanistan and Taliban sides.

He founded Khaama Press, a prominent online news agency in 2010. The news agency publishes a minimum 3 dozens of stories and reports every day focusing on human rights, women, education, economy, politics, society, health, sport and entertainment.

Khaama Press is published in English, Farsi (Persian) and Pashto languages.