Afghan journalist attacked with acid
A leading Afghan journalist was in hospital yesterday after having acid sprayed in his face as he left his home in Kabul, officials said.
Razaq Mamoon is a former television anchorman who regularly appears on talk shows as a political analyst and is also an author.
His comments are sometimes seen as hostile to Afghanistan's biggest ethnic group, the Pashtuns, which includes President Hamid Karzai and most Taliban leaders.
He was attacked leaving his apartment in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, said Zemarai Bashary, a spokesman for the interior ministry.