The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that according to initial reports, two people were killed and 12 others were injured in the explosion in Kabul on Wednesday morning. While the MoI did not mention the target, the convoy of First Vice President Amrullah Saleh was attacked.
MoI spokesperson Tariq Arian said that an explosion took place at around 7:35 a.m. today morning in the Taimani Area of PD4 in the Afghan capital.
Arian added that so far two people have been reported dead and 12 injured have been transferred from the scene of the explosion.
Arian did not specify the target of the blast and said that the area had been blockaded and investigative teams were present on the scene.
Failed attack on Amrullah Saleh
The Office of the First Vice President released a statement: “The sworn enemies of Afghanistan today once again wanted to harm Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president.”
They added that Saleh was not harmed in the blast and that the attack failed.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.