2 injured in Kabul blast
KABUL (Pajhwok): One individual was wounded in a bomb blast in the heavily-fortified capital Kabul on Sunday, a day ahead of president-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s inauguration.
Maj. Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim, an army commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a driver was seriously wounded when the magnetic bomb attached to an Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicle went off.
He told reporters another man was slightly wounded in the explosion that shook the 10th police district. Shahim said such incidents would not affect the swearing-in ceremony for the new president.
Afghan forces had taken special measures for boosting security for the inauguration ceremony, to be attended by foreign dignitaries, Kabul-based diplomats and high government officials, he added.
Kabul police chief, Hashmatullah Stanikzai, said the rush-hour explosion took place in Zambaq Square around 9:15am. He confirmed the driver of the army pick-up was wounded.
No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
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