September 22, 2020

Blast In Kabul Targets Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh’s Convoy: Officers



Blast In Kabul Targets Afghan Vice President's Convoy: Officials

Amrullah Saleh, who’s the senior of Afghanistan’s two vice presidents, was not harmed.

Kabul, Afghanistan:

At the least two folks had been killed and a dozen extra wounded in an explosion focusing on the convoy of Afghanistan’s vp Amrullah Saleh in central Kabul early Wednesday, officers stated.

Saleh, who’s the senior of Afghanistan’s two vice presidents, was not harmed.

“This terrorist assault has failed and Saleh is secure and high quality,” stated Razwan Murad, the pinnacle of Saleh’s media workplace.

Inside ministry spokesman Tareq Arian stated preliminary studies confirmed two folks had been killed and one other 12 wounded within the blast.

Talking on situation of anonymity, one in every of Saleh’s aides informed AFP {that a} suicide bomber had focused Saleh’s convoy as he left his dwelling and was headed to work.

Abdullah, a shopkeeper who gave just one title, stated the blast had blown out his home windows.

“A store that bought fuel cylinders additionally caught fireplace, inflicting the cylinders to explode,” he stated.

Saleh, an outspoken critic of the Taliban, survived an assault final 12 months forward of presidential elections.

At the least 20 folks — most of them civilians — had been killed and 50 others wounded when a suicide attacker and gunmen focused Saleh’s Kabul workplace.

Wednesday’s assault comes as Afghan negotiators and the Taliban are anticipated to start peace talks quickly within the Qatari capital of Doha.

Saleh is President Ashraf Ghani’s “first” deputy. The second vp is Sarwar Danish.

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