January 21st, 2011
02:16 PM ET

Afghan journalist injured in acid attack

An Afghan journalist suffered first-degree burns in an acid attack in the capital earlier this week, a report said.

Razaq Mamoon is a writer and television presenter, according to Reporters Without Borders, a media rights organization.

Mamoon was attacked with acid Tuesday night as he left home, the group said. He is hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries.

A suspect, identified only as Rafiullah, has been arrested, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

Reporters Without Borders is urging the Afghan government to fully investigate the attack.

"We have already identified a dozen or so cases of violence against Afghan journalists for 2011," the group said. "The authors and originators of this barbarous act must be swiftly identified and arrested."

Acid attacks on journalists are not common in the country, according to NIA, an Afghan organization that protects journalists.

Post by:
Filed under: Daily Developments • Kabul
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. salerno

    Dindy – you falsifie the news. Average age of suicide bombers is 18 to 26. It takes only half an hour to turn a houng man in ti a suicide bomber as there is so much anger against America and their allies like Pakistan state, becouse villages are attacked and women and children killed. There are thousands of suicide bombers ready to hit even insignificant targets.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    The children are defending theirself against the aggression. Shame to the americans fighting against women and children, as they are the aggressors. Generally the children's fathers were killed by the americans, and they have nobody able to take care of them.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. salerno

    Dindy – Bin Laden is not a Jesus follower and Muslims neither are. Mohammed changed the Jesus law giving the Muslims the possibility to fight back after an attack. The christians, as Jesus followers should not make wars, bombing other countries with the blessing of the priests. Many christians make wars and mess ate celebrated even in the aircraft carriers. This is a curse. Christinity is the most violent religion, as the Pope blessed the nazifascists troops even during WWII.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. dindy

    The word Hid is misprint. It must be his.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    As Jesus told James while on the cross, this is your mother speaking of Mary and what he meant that he had no birthright or individual family!And that he was born of the Holy Spirit, He was buried in a tomb that Joseph of Aramethea a secret disciple had prepared for Him and they put a boulder over the entrance and on the third day they found it opened all the while their were guards watching the tomb! He came back after the third day and spent 40 days in the wilderness with hid disciples and his followers before his ascension to heaven!

    January 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Youpeoplearemissingthepoint

    This man didnt deserve this and I hope he recovers fully, and I hope justice is met for the people or person responsible thank you very much.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      good post (ypamtp)

      January 23, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. IHopeItWasHisWife

    Or some other women.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      IHope -You are very angry. You should be treated very bad from your men to be so nasty.

      January 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. salerno

    Yacobi's comparison is stigmatizing the fact that violence is the rule in Afghanistan.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dindy

    This kind of acts does not make 360 God happy.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Dindl, there is nothing that God says that represents the truth of 360 degrees just as He or any of His prophets does not say anything about the coming of the spirit of the truth, the so called prophet Mohammad! It is all false prophecy as Jesus said would come and the fruits of their followers prove it, for Jesus said the good will bear good fruit but the bad will only bear bad fruit

      January 22, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Your end along with those who do such things will be no end but burning in the fiery pit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        January 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        God is peace, Compassion, love therefore power and beauty and grace..That is why Jesus had all of it as a true follower. These suicide bombing problem does not come from God. It is the result of anger,hate Jealousy and lust for power and to become famous over anything and on cost of other people "s lives. These people try to go to heaven on the cost of other people "s lives. They sell the name of God for it.

        January 23, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
      • dindy

        Dan....it is true and correct.

        January 23, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dindy

    should arrest the group who did this terrible act. Meanwhile May he get best treatment and speedy recovery.!!!

    January 22, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Onesmallvoice

    Now I guess that the people in the right-wing news media will try to blame this on the Taliban too,in order to drum up support for this useless and unnecessary war.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |