Kabul bomb targeting TV employees' bus kills 2 Afghans


KABUL -- At least two Afghans were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station in Kabul on Sunday (August 4).

The "sticky bomb" -- a type of homemade device often attached to vehicles with magnets -- went off around 5.30pm, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.

A "bus carrying the employees of Khurshid TV exploded in the Taimani area", he said, referring to a bustling neighbourhood in Kabul.

"As a result, a driver and a passerby were killed, and three more -- including two employees of Khurshid TV -- were injured."

Three Khurshid TV employees were injured, including a journalist, said Zabiullah Doorandish, a Khurshid TV journalist.

"We had received a warning recently by the [security services] that the Taliban might target us," he told AFP.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

The Taliban in June threatened any media outlets broadcasting anti-Taliban advertisements.

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