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Newsline: Bombing close to Russian embassy in Afghanistan kills 7

A suicide car bomb attack close to the Russian Embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least seven people and wounded around 25, an Afghan official said. The police chief for Kabul, Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, said two women were among those killed. The attack targeted a bus owned by Afghanistan’s biggest media organization, Moby Group. Moby owns the most popular television station, Tolo TV, and a production company called Kaboora. A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack using a known Twitter account. The tweet said Tolo TV was the target. The Taliban have threatened media organizations in the past and in October directly threatened Tolo TV and another popular station, 1TV, purportedly for unfavorable reporting.



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