IS behind attack on Afghan media workers

Hospital staff escort the body of one of three female media workers shot and killed in Afghanistan.
Hospital staff escort the body of one of three female media workers shot and killed in Afghanistan.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan.

The militant group said its fighters had targeted the three female employees of a television station in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday night, according to SITE Intelligence group.

Three women who worked for Enikas TV aged between 18 and 20 had died and a fourth was critically injured after being shot on their way home from work, Afghan officials had said.

Australian Associated Press