Habibollah Hosseinzadeh

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Habibollah Hosseinzadeh, a cameraman for the Iranian-government-owned broadcaster Press TV, was among at least 150 people killed when a massive truck bomb exploded in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter on May 31, PressTV reported. He was on his way to work at Press TV’s office, which was not far from the blast site, the broadcaster reported.

In a statement, PressTV offered its condolences to Hosseinzadeh’s family and said his death would not “weaken its serious resolve and commitment to fully cover international events.”

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack. Afghan intelligence officials said they believe the Haqqani network, a Pakistani group aligned with the Taliban, was behind the attack, according to the U.S. broadcaster CNN. In an audio message sent June 11, Sirajuddin Haqqani condemned the bombing and denied that his group or the Taliban were responsible, according to media reports.