BBC driver killed, 4 journalists injured in Kabul suicide bombing

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

The BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir was killed in the attack. Four journalists were injured and were treated in the hospital, the BBC World Service said in a statement.

Mohammed Nazir worked as a driver for the BBC Afghan Service for more than four years. He was in his late thirties and leaves a young family.

The attack killed at least 80 people and injured more than 300. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the Taliban has denied involvement.

The bomb went off at about 08:25 local time (03:55 GMT) during rush hour in the diplomatic quarter.

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