Driver also killed and at least four others wounded when bus carrying TV station employees bombed in Afghan capital
A journalist and a driver were killed when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was hit by a roadside bomb in the capital, Kabul, the network’s news director and officials have said.
Four other employees were wounded in the attack, said Marwa Amini, interior ministry deputy spokeswoman.
The pair died when the bus carrying 15 employees of the Khurshid TV news station was struck, the channel’s news director Jawed Farhad told AFP news agency.
The interior ministry said the minivan had been targeted.
«The target of the blast was the vehicle of Khurshid private TV,» a ministry statement said.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility hours after the attack.
In a statement on an ISIL-affiliate website, the group said the attack was against a bus carrying employees of Khurshid TV, a station it described as «loyal to the Afghan apostate government».
ISIL, which battles government forces and Taliban fighters, has claimed some of the deadliest attacks in urban Afghanistan in recent years. It did not give a reason for Saturday’s blast.
Pictures shared on social media showed a white minibus with extensive damage to its front.