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Int'l press body condemns killing of journalists in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned here Wednesday night the suicide attack on a media van in Kabul, in which reportedly seven people were killed.
"The IFJ expresses its sincere condolences to the families of our colleagues savagely assassinated this evening in Kabul," said Anthony Bellanger, IFJ General Secretary.
"Today, all the world's journalists are in shock. The IFJ demands that everything possible be done to shine light on this atrocity and that the Afghan government conducts a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for this 'massacre of Kabul'," he said in a statement.
The Brussels-based IFJ represents around 600,000 journalists in 179 unions and associations across 139 countries worldwide. (end) nk.hb