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Mohammed Nazir, Aziz Naween, Habibullah Hassanzada, Mohammad Omer Uruzgani

31 May 2017

TOLO TV staff member Aziz Naween, Press TV reporter Habibullah Hassanzada, Mohammad Omer Uruzgani who worked for National Radio Television and BBC Afghan driver in Kabul Mohammed Nazir were among victims of the explosion in the Zanbaq Square in Afghanistan capital, which killed at least 80 people and injured 350. Three more journalists of BBC Kabul and a reporter of TV1 channel were also injured. The office of TV1 is close to the explosion area. The Taliban have denied responsibility of the attack.

In a statement, the BBC said that : "It is with great sadness that the BBC can confirm the death of BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir following the vehicle bomb in Kabul earlier today, as he was driving journalist colleagues to the office," the BBC World Service said in a statement. Four BBC journalists were also injured and were treated in hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening."