Four BBC workers and their Afghan driver were caught up in the suicide bombing outside the Germany embassy in Kabul, the corporation has said.

The driver killed in Wednesday’s attack was named as Mohammed Nazir, a father in his late thirties who had worked for the BBC for more than four years. Four journalists were injured, though their wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, the BBC said in a statement.

The huge blast killed at least 80 people and injured more than 350 after what local media reported was a truck or tanker filled with explosives entered the heavily guarded diplomatic quarter.

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