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Four BBC workers and their Afghan driver were caught up in the suicide bombing outside the Germany embassy in Kabul, the corporation has said. reports citing Independent.

The driver killed in Wednesday's attack was named as Mohammed Nazir, a father in his late thirties who had worked for the BBC for more than four years. Four journalists were injured, though their wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, the BBC said in a statement.

The huge blast killed at least 80 people and injured more than 350 after what local media reported was a truck or tanker filled with explosives entered the heavily guarded diplomatic quarter.

Karim Haidari, the BBC bureau's manager, tweeted a picture of the colleague who lost his life in the incident.

No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the Taliban has denied involvement. There has been no statement from Isis, although it is not unusual for the group to wait for a day or two after an attack before claiming responsibility.

At least one journalist working for local news agency Tolo was killed, as well as a security guard at the German embassy. Several German and Japanese nationals were injured in the blast, the countries' respective security services said.

2017.05.31 / 16:36
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