5 AWCC guards killed in Kabul bomb attack
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) chairman survived a roadside bomb explosion that killed his five bodyguards in the Qarah Bagh district of central Kabul province, police said on Tuesday.
Amin Ramin, the AWCC chairman, was travelling in the Mashino area late on Monday night when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, killing his five guards and injuring three others, Brig. Gen. Abdur Rahman Sarjang, the police chief of neighbouring Parwan province. Ramin survived, he said.
Parwan public health director Mohammad Qasim Sayedi said AWCC guards wounded in the blast were first taken to the civil hospital in Parwan, but later shifted to the Sardar Mohammad Daud hospital in Kabul.
In a similar incident, a civilian was killed on Monday afternoon in Gulran district of western Herat province, the governor’s spokesman Moheeuddin Noori said.
The blast targeted the vehicle of Gulran district chief, Mujib Rahman Obaidi, but he escaped unhurt, he said.
Khalid, an eyewitness, said a police officer was killed in the incident. Later an angry mob attacked the vehicle of Obaidi and set it on fire.
Obaid confirmed his vehicle was torched by residents, but rejected a police officer had been killed in the incident.
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