Nearly a dozen people lost their lives after a suicide bomber struck with mini bus carrying employees of a popular news channel in Afghanistan.
The bombing near the Russian embassy in downtown Kabul also left 24 people wounded, in the latest in a wave of attacks despite an international push to jumpstart Taliban peace talks.
Till last reports no terror group had come out to claim the deadly attack.
Some eyewitnesses shared pictures from the spot on social networking sites.
Firefighters arrived at the scene, trying to put out the fire engulfing one of the nearby buildings, reportedly next to the Russian embassy.
Kabul blast update: a car is in fire infront of Russian embassy. It is a suicide attack: eyewitness. pic.twitter.com/jJOl2S2aLA— zakaria hassani (@zakariahassani4) January 20, 2016
In October last year, Taliban had declared TOLO and 1TV, both privately run news stations as legitimate “military targets”.
Taliban claimed that this is for the revenge they sought to take for the news which read Talibanis rape women at a hotel.