Afghan authorities say they have arrested eight members of the Haqqani militant network blamed for a deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying employees of the country's biggest TV station.
The National Directorate for Security (NDS), Afghanistan's intelligence agency, said in a statement on January 22 that those arrested were behind the attack that killed seven journalists and injured 26 others in Kabul.
A suicide bomber struck the minibus with workers from Tolo TV on January 20.
The Taliban claimed responsibility and said it had specifically targeted Tolo TV, calling it a "spy agency."
NDS said the arrests were made in a district in southeast Kabul but didn't provide any other details.
The Haqqani network, a Taliban affiliate and U.S.-declared terrorist group, is blamed for some of the deadliest and most sophisticated attacks on U.S. and Afghan troops in Afghanistan.
The group mainly operates out of Pakistani border areas.