Omar Arghandewal

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Omar Arghandewal, an employee in the state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan’s Technical Department, was among more than 150 people killed when a truck bomb exploded in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter. 

Arghandewal was traveling to work when he was caught in the blast, and was severely injured, Ilias Alami, Operations Manager at the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee, told CPJ. Arghandewal died of his injuries in hospital soon after, Alami said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.