Hussain Nazari

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Hussain Nazari, a cameraman with Rah-e-Farda Radio and Television, died on November 17, 2017 from injuries sustained during a suicide attack in Kabul the day before, Ilias Alami, operations manager at the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee, told CPJ.

On November 16, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in front of a meeting hall where Nazari and his colleague Taqi Sadid were covering a political meeting attended by several governors, according to Alami and a report from the New York Times.

Afghanistan’s Tolo news site reported that Nazari died in the Kabul emergency hospital the next day.

At least 14 others died in the attack, and at least 18, including Sadid, were injured, according to The New York Times and Alami.

The extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Terrormonitor, a social media site that tracks terrorist attacks. A Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said his group did not carry out the attack, the New York Times reported