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Roadside bomb kills three in Afghan capital


Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. File/AP

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A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least three people in a vehicle.

An Afghan journalist-turned spokesman for the country's public protection force was killed along with two colleagues on Sunday, the interior ministry said.


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The murder of Zia Wadan, who previously worked for several media networks in Afghanistan, the latest attack to take place even as government negotiators are in Qatar to resume peace talks with the Taliban.

Afghan security force members patrol a street in Kabul. File photo

Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior minister, said a spokesman for the ministry's public protection forces — a security force — was one of the three killed in the attack. One other person was wounded he said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Daesh group has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks in the capital in recent months, including on educational institutions that killed 50 people, most of them students. Daesh has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks in December targeting the major US base in Afghanistan.

Deadly violence has surged across the country in recent months, and a new trend of targeted killings has sowed fear, especially in Kabul.

High-profile figures including journalists, politicians and rights activists have increasingly been targeted despite peace talks between the government and Taliban.

Since November, five journalists have been killed in targeted killings along with several other prominent figures.

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