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5 people killed, 8 injured in Taliban claimed blast in Kabul

5 people killed, 8 injured in Taliban claimed blast in Kabul

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Aug 29, 2017 - 10:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and eight others injured in a blast on New Kabul Bank branch office near the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.

Najibullah Danish, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman, said police  arrested a suspected individual from the site of blast and investigation was underway in this regard.

The employee of new Kabul Bank branch, who wished to go unnamed, said security guard of the bank was among the dead .

Waheedullah Majroh, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH), said five bodies and eight injured have been evacuated to the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital.

Talibaninfo-icon took responsibility for blast and claimed killing scores of security personnel who came to the bank to get their salaries.

Earlier, similar attacks happened in Nangarhar, Helmad, Paktia, Kunar and Kabul provinces on Kabul Bank branches wihich resuleted in the dead and injrues of many people.

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