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Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

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A JOURNALIST HAS been shot dead in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost.

The woman, described as a ‘Western journalist’ in reports, was inside a district police headquarters with a colleague.

The second woman, also a journalist, was seriously wounded.

The incident occurred on the eve of the country’s presidential election.

“Two female journalists were shot this morning inside a district police headquarters, one has been killed, while the other is seriously wounded,” Khost provincial police spokesman Mobarez Mohammad Zadran told AFP.

Reuters reports that the gunman was a member of the police force.

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According to BBC News, about 200,000 troops have been deployed across the country to stop Taliban attempts to disrupt voting.

With reporting from - © AFP, 2014

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