A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a minibus carrying journalists working for an Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven employees during evening rush hour close to the national parliament in Kabul, officials said.
It was the latest in a series of suicide attacks in the Afghan capital that coincide with renewed efforts to revive a peace process with Taliban insurgents that broke down in July.
The bomber targeted a vehicle owned by a company that works with Tolo News, Afghanistan’s first 24-hour news channel, said Abdul Rahman Rahimi, Kabul Police Chief.
“Such brutal and cowardly attacks can never stop us serving our country, people and protecting democracy,” said Karim Amini, a reporter for the channel.
Television footage showed the black burned-out shell of the vehicle where fire had torn through the roof and windows.
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