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Afghan BBC journalist killed

An Afghan journalist working for the BBC is found dead, a day after gunmen abducted him in the volatile southern province of Helmand, says an Afghan media union.

world Updated: Jun 08, 2008 22:42 IST

An Afghan journalist working for the BBC was found dead on Sunday, a day after gunmen abducted him in the volatile southern province of Helmand, an Afghan media union said.

The Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association said in a statement it had received "very shocking news that (a) BBC reporter was killed in Helmand."

An employee with the BBC in Kabul confirmed on condition of anonymity that one of the company's reporters had been killed.