Afghan female media worker buried after three shot dead
06 March 2021 | 10:55 am
Afghan media worker Sadia Sadat is buried in Jalalabad after three women working at a TV station were gunned down in two separate attacks Tuesday, in the latest brazen targeted killing in the war-torn country. The 18-year-old had been working for the TV station for one year to help earn extra money to support her family, according to a cousin.
More than 1,000 Afghan refugees living in Albania are waiting for the United States to approve their asylum applications. Many fear that they might be stuck there — and their dreams of a life in the US are fading.
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