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Seven media workers were killed in Kabul Blast

20 January 2016

According to reports, seven members of the Kaboora Production, which produces content for TOLO TV, Lemar TV, Arman FM, Arakozia FM and TOLONews of the MOBY Media Group, were killed when the bus was targeted in the bomb attack at 5pm at Darul Aman Road in south western Kabul.Reports said that a suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle into the bus before detonating a bomb. They included 28-year-old Jawad Hussaini, who was a video editor at TOLO TV. More than two dozen others, including women and children, were injured in the attack.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. It has previously threatened TOLO TV in October 2015 saying they no longer considered TOLO TV as a media outlet but military targets. "No employee, anchor, office, news team and reporter of these TV channels holds any immunity," the group said.