• publish: 1 February 2021
  • time: 10:25 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 16813

Blast hits vehicle of state ministry for peace affairs official

A blast targeted an armored vehicle belonged to Khushnood Nabizada, head of the office of the state minister for peace affairs, in Kabul on Monday morning but had no casualties, security officials said.

The incident happened at around 7:26 am local time in the Shaheed roundabout in Kabul’ PD10 after Nabizada’s vehicle hit by an IED, the security forces said. 

Kabul police confirmed the blast but did not provide further details about it.

Nabizada and two of his children were in the vehicle when the blast happened, but not one including his driver was hurt, his relatives said. 

Nabizada is also founder of the Khaama Press, an online news agency in Afghanistan. 

So far, no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast. 

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