The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan, the latest in a spike in targeted killings across the war-torn country.
- Afghan officials have arrested the alleged killer and claim he was a Taliban member
- The Taliban have denied any association with the alleged gunman
- Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of a fourth female employee from the same media company last December
Dozens of people gathered on Wednesday for the funerals of the three media workers.
The women were gunned down on Tuesday in separate attacks, according to the news editor of the privately owned station and officials in Nangarhar province.