Kabul: TV crew killed by car bomb

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Kabul: TV crew killed by car bomb

<ul> <li>At least six die in Kabul car bombing</li> <li>Attack targeted TV station vehicle</li> <li>Tolo TV a “legitimate target” – Taliban <p></li> </ul> <h3><u><strong>The news</strong></u></h3> </p> <p>There has been a car bomb attack in the centre of Kabul.</p> <p>At least six people, thought to be employees of local TV news station, Tolo, have been killed.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Unfortunately, in the terrorist attack today in Darulaman Road in Kabul, we lost 7 staff members.</p>— <span class="caps">TOLO</span> TV (@TOLO_TV) <a href="https://twitter.com/TOLO_TV/status/689839699578454017">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AFGHANISTAN?src=hash">#AFGHANISTAN</a><br /> Suicide Bombing Near <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Russian?src=hash">#Russian</a> Embassy In <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kabul?src=hash">#Kabul</a> Killed At Least 6 People – Report. <a href="https://t.co/krlyV0UhY4">pic.twitter.com/krlyV0UhY4</a></p>— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor/status/689833082665308160">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">4 killed in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kabul?src=hash">#Kabul</a>, 24 injured after possible suicide bombing – Afghan MoI <a href="https://t.co/in9j30tn2o">https://t.co/in9j30tn2o</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KabulBlast?src=hash">#KabulBlast</a> <a href="https://t.co/eBiUNtPz9t">pic.twitter.com/eBiUNtPz9t</a></p>— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) <a href="https://twitter.com/SputnikInt/status/689807085597560833">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>At least 24 people, including women and children, were wounded in the bombing on Darulaman Road, which happened at the height of the evening rush hour.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">KBL</span> suicide attack update; four civilians are among dead and 20 more civilians wounded in today's terrorist attack.</p>— Sediq Sediqqi (@moispokesman) <a href="https://twitter.com/moispokesman/status/689808028024074240">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>“Police are working to identify the victims of today’s attack, but there was no military convoy in the area, they were all civilians”<br /> said <strong>Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi</strong>.</p> </p> <p>There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.</p> <p>However, the Taliban said last year that they considered Tolo TV a legitimate target.</p> <p>Officials say it happened in the area of the national parliament, government ministries and the Russian embassy.</p> <p>The Interfax news agency quotes a Russian foreign ministry source as saying it was not aimed at their embassy. <p></p> <h3><u><strong>The context</strong></u></h3> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suicide bombing in Afghan capital kills four people <a href="https://t.co/bhV4kU9E62">https://t.co/bhV4kU9E62</a></p>— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) <a href="https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/689819370504192000">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>If confirmed, this is the latest in a series of bomb attacks in the Afghan capital.</p> <p>There have been at least six in Kabul since the start of the New Year. </p> <p>A rocket landed near the Italian embassy on Sunday, injuring two security guards.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">4-way <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Afghan?src=hash">#Afghan</a> peace talks resume in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kabul?src=hash">#Kabul</a> <a href="https://t.co/RQv3YAZDSC">https://t.co/RQv3YAZDSC</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/YouTube"><code>YouTube</a></p>&mdash; Jesse Stark (</code>StopNuclearWar) <a href="https://twitter.com/StopNuclearWar/status/689199130204192768">January 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>The government is trying to revive a peace process with Taliban insurgents that broke down in July.</p> <p>Envoys from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US have met in Kabul this week.</p> <p>They urged the Taliban to join peace talks with the aim of bringing a negotiated end to 15 years of war.</p> </p> <h3><u><strong>What they are saying</strong></u></h3> <p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Awful news. Tolo is a beacon of media freedom in Afghanistan, labelled a military target by Taliban <a href="https://t.co/BqUzrXwAuI">https://t.co/BqUzrXwAuI</a></p>— Katherine Haddon (@khaddon) <a href="https://twitter.com/khaddon/status/689841711703552000">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Another day, another blast in Kabul. Such an insult to the so-called peace talks. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Afghanistan?src=hash">#Afghanistan</a></p>— Shuja Rabbani (@ShujaRabbani) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShujaRabbani/status/689817502403149824">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suicide bomber kills four near <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Russian?src=hash">#Russian</a> embassy in Kabul amid international peace talks <a href="https://t.co/tW121X6vIx">https://t.co/tW121X6vIx</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ShareThis"><code>sharethis</a></p>&mdash; Salih Mohammad Salih (</code>iamsalih) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamsalih/status/689823809160024064">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Terrible news from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kabul?src=hash">#Kabul</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Charsada?src=hash">#Charsada</a>. More peace talks means brutal more attacks, either stop talks, or finish them once and for all.</p>— Atta Nasib (@NasibAtta) <a href="https://twitter.com/NasibAtta/status/689827461853503488">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>