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Taliban attack on Afghan TV employees widely condemned

A deadly Taliban attack on a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest TV station drew widespread condemnation on Thursday, with activists denouncing it as an attack on freedom of speech and the country's young and fragile media sector.

A suicide bomber struck the minibus with workers from Tolo TV, owned by the private Moby Group, the country's biggest media organization. At least seven people were killed and 25 were wounded in the explosion late Wednesay.

The bus was hit as it was passing near the Russian Embassy, which triggered initial speculation that the mission was the target.

But the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility and said they had specifically...