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MP, brother, son injured in Kabul bomb attack

MP, brother, son injured in Kabul bomb attack

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Dec 28, 2016 - 10:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member, Sayed Jamaluddin Fakoori Baheshti, his brother and a son were wounded in a bomb attack in Kabul on Wednesday, officials said.

Col. Faridon Obaidi, crime investigation chief at police headquarters, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took on the Dasht-i-Barchi road in the limits of the sixth police district at around 9:00am.

The wounded included, Baheshti, his brother and son, he said, adding the motive behind the attack was not immediately known as an investigation into the incident went on.

Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi confirmed the blast while speaking at the house’s general session.

He said Baheshti, a parliamentarian from central Bamyan province, his son and driver had been wounded in the explosion. The wounded were rushed to hospital, he said, without revealing their condition.

Meanwhile, resident Mujtaba said the blast took place near Al-Zahra Mosque. The powerful explosion, which jolted the city, was heard in many parts of the capital.

The resident said the roadside bomb had been placed under a culvert and exploded when the representative’s vehicle was passing over it. The blast was so powerful that it damaged the MP’s vehicle, he added.

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