Russian media have reported that Khaibar Akifi, a journalist from Afghanistan, and his wife were seriously hit and their four-year-old daughter was killed in a Ukrainian drone attack in Russia’s Belgorod region.
Sputnik International news agency stated that the parents of Akifi’s Russian wife were also killed in this attack.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia also published a statement saying that Khaibar Akifi was hit as a result of the Ukrainian air strike.
Sputnik added: “As a result of the Ukrainian drone attack, our employee who works in Sputnik’s Afghanistan department and his Russian wife were seriously injured and are in intensive care”.
The French news agency also reported that Akifi had been covering the news of the earthquake in Herat for some time and had gone on vacation to visit his family who lived in Belgorod, Russia.