The remains of well-known journalist Sayed Marouf Sadat, who was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, were buried in Khogyani district on Sunday.
Sadat was killed alongside three others in an armed attack on Saturday evening in PD 5 of Jalalabad city.
Sadat’s son and another civilian suffered injuries after the armed men opened fire on his car.
Sadat was a high-profile journalist who worked with various media organizations over the past two decades in Afghanistan.
He worked as spokesman for the department of rural development during the former government.
Sadat’s father, Sayed Shah Wali, said: “We have lived here for many years, and I don't think anyone was harmed by us.”
Sadat’s brother, Ajmal, said: “We didn’t have personal hostility toward anyone and we did not hurt anyone. We don’t know which group has done it.”
Journalists in Nangarhar province said the incident has harmed their morale and if such incidents are not prevented the journalists will be forced to leave the country.
“During the former government, journalists were also targeted and (cases) are still unclear about who targeted them,” said Jawid Razmand, a journalist.
During the last months of the former government, over seven journalists including women were killed by unidentified gunmen in Nangarhar.