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Reporting from ground zero, journalists attacked by Taliban fighters in Kabul and Jalalabad

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Reporting from ground zero, journalists attacked by Taliban fighters in Kabul and Jalalabad

While the top leadership of the Taliban is advocating amnesty and moderation, the ground reality seems to belie their claims. In the latest, reports have emerged of Taliban fighters attacking journalists in capital Kabul and the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. A CNN video report shows how a woman journalist and her cameraperson, who were talking to locals while reporting from Kabul, were waylaid by gun-toting Taliban fighters. One of the Talibs insists that the woman reporter, who is already wearing a black hijab, cover her face while walking about. Fearing a confrontation, the CNN team retreats; but a Taliban insurgent with an assault rifle approaches them at a run and knocks over the producer, backing off only when they show they have permission to report.

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