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Monday, August 15

Bomb blast in Kabul diplomatic quarter, Afghan Army officer and civilian wounded

Pajhwok photo of the bombed vehicle

Huge blast rocks Kabul’s diplomatic quarter where US embassy located
Published time: 15 Aug, 2016 05:19 Edited time: 7:35

A huge explosion has rocked the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, where international embassies, including that of the US, are located, as well as the Afghan Defense Ministry.

An official from the Afghan Interior Ministry, Mohammad Hamayun Aini, confirmed that the explosion had occurred to Pajhwok News.

The blast went off in the Macrorayan area of Kabul when a magnetic Improvised explosive device (IED) was placed on a vehicle belonging to the Afghan National Army (ANA). According to Pajhwok, an ANA vehicle was the target of the attack, which took place near the Defense Ministry.

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was injured in the blast,
There have also been reports suggesting that the blast took place near Maiwand Bank.


The Pajhwok account of the incident:

ANA officer, civilian wounded in Kabul bomb attack
By Ahmad Shah Erfanyar
On Aug 15, 2016 - 09:58

KABUL (Pajhwok): A civilian and an Afghan National Army (ANA) officer were injured on Monday morning when a magnetic bomb hit a Corolla car near the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Kabul.

MoD deputy spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Radminsh, told Pajhwok Afghan News that an ANA lieutenant and a civilian were wounded in the explosion that took place in the ninth police district around 9am.

He said it was unclear whether the civilian injured in the incident was with the ANA officer or a pedestrian. The wounded were evacuated to hospital and their condition is said to be stable.

As usual, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said many ANA officers had been killed or wounded in the incident.




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