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Vice president ‘escapes’ bomb attack in Kabul, 4 others killed


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

09th Sep, 2020. 11:15 am
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Vice president 'escapes' bomb attack in Kabul, 4 others killed

A roadside bomb targeted Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning in Kabul. He escaped unharmed, but another 4 people had been killed.

Spokesperson of Vice President Razwan Murad said, “Today, once again the enemy of Afghanistan tried to harm Saleh, but they failed to get to their evil aim, and Saleh escaped the attack unharmed”.

He told Reuters that the bomb targeted “Today, once again the enemy of Afghanistan tried to harm Saleh, but they failed to get to their evil aim, and Saleh escaped the attack unharmed.”

The health ministry spokesperson said that 4 people have been killed and at least 20 have been wounded in the attack.

According to the international news agency, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack that comes ahead of peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Saleha has faced several assassination attempts in his life, “Today, once again the enemy of Afghanistan tried to harm Saleh, but they failed to get to their evil aim, and Saleh escaped the attack unharmed”.

Afghanistan has resumed the release of Taliban prisoners in wake of peace deal.

A Taliban reported to the international news agency, Afghanistan has released 200 prisoners since Monday. On the contrary, the Taliban set free four Afghan commandos.

Peace negotiations between Afghanistan and the Taliban are likely to begin in Qatar within days of the full release.

An Afghan official said that “dozens” of prisoners had been released on Monday, the remaining prisoners are due to follow suit “within a couple of days”.