Roadside bomb assault misses Afghan vp, however kills 4

Kabul, September 9

A roadside bomb in Kabul focused First Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning, however he escaped unhurt, his spokesman after the assault which killed and wounded a minimum of 20 folks, together with a few of his bodyguards, stated.

There was no speedy declare of duty for the assault, which comes simply forward of long-awaited peace talks between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban in Qatar’s capital of Doha.

“Today, once again the enemy of Afghanistan tried to harm Saleh, but they failed in their evil aim, and Saleh escaped the attack unharmed,” Razwan Murad, a spokesman for Saleh’s workplace, wrote on Facebook.

He instructed Reuters the bomb focused Saleh’s convoy and a few of his bodyguards had been injured.

Saleh, a former intelligence chief, has survived a number of assassination makes an attempt, together with one on his workplace final yr that killed 20 folks.

The blast killed a minimum of 4 folks and wounded 16, a Health Ministry spokesman stated.

Officials and diplomats have warned that rising violence is sapping belief wanted for the success of talks geared toward ending an insurgency that started when the Taliban was ousted from energy in Kabul by US-backed forces in late 2001. Reuters

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