Taliban Intelligence Arrests Two Journalists, One Couple in Jawzjan Province

Local sources in Jawzjan report the arrest of two freelance journalists and a couple by Taliban intelligence.

Local sources told Hasht-e Subh that Shuja Zaki and Obaid, two freelancers, were arrested on Thursday (September 8th) at a Taliban checkpoint while returning from Jawzjan districts to the center of the province and were taken to an unknown location.

Before their trip to Jawzjan, these two freelance journalists had announced on their Facebook pages about their trip to the Faizabad district of Jawzjan and preparing a report on the recent fires in this district.

Meanwhile, other sources in Jawzjan say that these two journalists were working for a YouTube channel and were arrested at night by Taliban intelligence with a couple from a hotel in Shaberghan city, the center of Jawzjan.

The identity of the arrested couple is not yet known. The Taliban have not yet said anything about the news.

The intelligence of the Taliban in Paktia previously detained 8 journalists for several hours on Saturday and interrogated them for covering the protest of schoolgirls.