World News – CA – Former Afghan TV presenter killed in bomb blast


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A former TV presenter who anchored political programs in Afghanistan was killed by an explosion amid rising violence and chaos in the country

A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former Afghan television presenter TOLO exploded, killing a journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police say

Yama Siawash’s death is under investigation and the identity of the other victims is not immediately known, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. No one immediately claimed responsibility

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Violence and chaos have escalated in Afghanistan in recent months with an attack last week on Kabul University that killed 22 people, many of them students

ISIS affiliate claimed that attack and another attack on an educational institution on October 24, also in the capital, killed 24 people

The upsurge in violent attacks comes even as government negotiators and the Taliban meet in Qatar to end decades of relentless war in Afghanistan Both sides have made little progress

The talks were part of a negotiated deal between the United States and the Taliban to allow US and NATO troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, ending 19 years of military engagement

According to early reports, Mr. Siawash was near his home when the bomb attached to his car exploded

An eyewitness, Mohammad Rafi, said that M’s father and brother Siawash were the first to reach the vehicle which was engulfed in flames

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