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The former BBC reporter, an Afghan national, is said to be a “high-value target” for the Taliban, and the group reportedly went to their home last Tuesday to kill them.

Jen Wilson, chief operating officer of Army Week Association in New York, said: “(The Taliban) like it when American TV journalists are on the ground because then they get to speak to the West, but they hate indigenous journalists, especially ones that were in bed with allied forces.”

Since the Taliban gained large swaths of territory in the past few months, many journalists in Afghanistan have gone into hiding.

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