Farah spy chief survives bomb attack
FARAH CITY (PAN): The intelligence chief for western Farah province on Thursday survived a roadside bomb attack that left a child dead and 15 others wounded, an official said.
The incident took place about 9am when a bomb hit Gen. Abdul Samad’s car close to the National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in Farah City, police spokesman Fawad Askari told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Abdul Hakim, a doctor at Farah Civil Hospital, said they received the body of a child and 15 wounded people from the site. Three of the wounded people were employees of the spy service and the rest civilians. Two of the injured are in critical condition.
A witness said the blast occurred when a bomb-rigged rickshaw was detonated as Abdul Samad’s car was passing by. He added the intelligence officer's vehicle was damaged and a numbers of people were wounded.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the suicide bomber had killed the spy chief and wounded several other NDS officials.
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