Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

In Afghanistan, fears of assassination overshadow hopes of peace

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The Guardian, 21 November 2020

AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the wave of targeted killings in Afghanistan:

“It feels quite random, in terms of who gets killed, but not random in terms of the types of people who get killed. They are targeting what I’d call public intellectuals, researchers, activists, journalists, people working for NGOs,” said Kate Clark, the co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

“They are definitely rivals [to the Taliban], not in terms of power, but in ideas and ways of looking at the world.”