Unfortunately, in the terrorist attack today in Darulaman Road in Kabul, we lost 7 staff members.— TOLO TV (@TOLO_TV) January 20, 2016
Tolo TV, a commercial broadcast in Afghanistan that runs a 24 hour news channel, says that six of its staff were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a minibus in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday evening.
An interior ministry spokesperson told NBC News that four of the seven people killed were women and that up to 27 people had been wounded.
The Afghan Taliban has previously threatened Tolo.
Bob Dietz, the Committee to Protect Journalists' Asia programme director, said the attack was 'a direct assault on the very foundation of Afghan democracy' and said it highlighted the 'fragility of Afghan security under which journalists must operate'. *