But even as the country’s first independent news station verified reporter Ziar Yaad Khan’s death, the guy tweeted it was a hoax. Mr Khan said he was assaulted by Taliban in Kabul’s New City.
“The Taliban beat me up in Kabul’s New City. Cameras, technical equipment, and even my personal phone were taken. Some have disseminated false rumours of my death. The Taliban drew a pistol on me from an armoured Land Cruiser “Mr Khan retwee