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Kabul blast leaves 4 dead, 40 wounded

Kabul blast leaves 4 dead, 40 wounded

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May 19, 2015 - 16:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least four persons were killed and 40 more wounded as a huge explosion took place in the parking area of Ministry of Justice in capital Kabul on Tuesday --  a locality close to the Presidential Palace.

The explosion took place at around 4:00pm local time.

Sediq Seddiqi, ministry of interior spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan News four persons were killed and 24 were wounded. A source at public healthinfo-icon ministry, however, said more than 40 wounded people had been shifted to hospitals.

A driver at ministry of justice, said the explosion took place when the employees of the ministry were preparing to leave for their homes. “The attack took place by a person who was driving a Saracha car. I saw five people who were dead and dozens more wounded.”

Lutfullah, a witness and an employee of justice ministry, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in a car at a time that the employees of the ministry were preparing to leave for homes.

He added many persons had been wounded but due to shocks he could not understand how many people were killed.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

The explosion comes a week after two continuous suicide blasts in Darul Aman locality targeted Attorney General Office (AGO)’s staff, leaving many dead and wounded.

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