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Bomb Attack In Kabul Kills Driver, Injures Others

An employee of  BBC has been killed and four journalists injured in the bomb attack in Kabul. Francesca Unsworth, the BBC World Service Director, said in a statement, “It is with great sadness that the BBC confirm the death of BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir following the vehicle bomb in Kabul earlier today, as he…”
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May 31, 2017 12:06 pm

An employee of  BBC has been killed and four journalists injured in the bomb attack in Kabul. Francesca Unsworth, the BBC World Service Director, said in a statement,

“It is with great sadness that the BBC 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,”

“Four BBC journalists were also injured and were treated in hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening,” Unsworth said. “Mohammed Nazir worked as a driver for the BBC Afghan service for more than four years and was a popular colleague. He was in his late thirties and he leaves a young family,” she added. “This is a devastating loss to the BBC and to Mohammed Nazir’s friends and family. We are doing all we can to support them and the rest of the team in Kabul.”

“Mohammed Nazir worked as a driver for the BBC Afghan service for more than four years and was a popular colleague. He was in his late thirties and he leaves a young family,” she added. “This is a devastating loss to the BBC and to Mohammed Nazir’s friends and family. We are doing all we can to support them and the rest of the team in Kabul.”

“This is a devastating loss to the BBC and to Mohammed Nazir’s friends and family. We are doing all we can to support them and the rest of the team in Kabul.”

Meanwhile, a tanker truck bombing in central Kabul killed at least 64 civilians on Wednesday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said, as officials fear the death toll could rise further. The ministry said three hundred and twenty others were wounded and 50 vehicles destroyed.

Wahidullah Majroh, a spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, said however that 80 people were dead and 350 others wounded. Little is left of the vehicle, either a water or human waste taker, that was used for the bombing, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Fifty vehicles were also destroyed in the blast in the Afghan capital’s central Zanbaq Square, according to the ministry.

Zanbaq Square is near many government buildings and foreign embassies, including the presidential palace, the chief executive office, the German embassy and the Indian embassy, among others. The German Embassy was severely damaged in the blast, as pictures from the location show.

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