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Afghan journalist killed in a bomb blast in Kabul

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In Kabul, Afghanistan, an Afghan journalist-turned spokesman for the country’s public protection force was killed along with two colleagues Sunday by a bomb targeting their vehicle, the interior ministry said.

The murder of Zia Wadan, who previously worked for several media networks in Afghanistan, appeared to be the latest in a series of targeted killings that have rocked Afghanistan, especially Kabul.

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Wadan and his colleagues were killed in morning rush-hour traffic in an eastern part of the capital, ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told reporters.

“A vehicle carrying Zia Wadan was targeted with an IED and as a result, Wadan and two of his colleagues were killed,” Arian said, adding that another person was wounded.

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No group has claimed the attack so far.

Wadan was a spokesman for the National Public Protection Force (NPPF), a security service under the interior ministry that deploys guards to international organizations across Afghanistan.

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

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

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