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Information Ministry official killed in Kabul explosion

Information Ministry official killed in Kabul explosion

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Jun 02, 2018 - 11:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An employee of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) was killed and three others were wounded in a magnetic bomb blast in Kabul on Saturday morning, an official said.

Mohammad Sabir Momand, spokesman for MoIC, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in the Bani Hasar area of the capital in the morning.

Momand said initial investigations showed the blast was triggered by a bomb attached to the vehicle carrying the victims. He added one archaeologist was killed and three other employees of the ministry were wounded.

The injured were in stable condition, he said, explaining two of them were discharged from hospital after being administrated first medical aid.

He added the employee went to Logar every Saturday to supervise the excavation of ancient sites in Mis Ainak area. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

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