The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul was killed in a blast on Tuesday.
According to the local media, “Mohibullah Mohammadi, the deputy governor of Kabul, and his secretary were killed in a blast from an IED placed on their vehicle”.
None of the operating groups claimed to be behind the incident.
Afghanistan, and particularly Kabul, has seen a spike of killings of notable figures, including journalists, clergy, politicians, and human rights advocates.
Just a few days back, a female journalist was murdered and it was reportedly the second incident that occurred in less than a month.
Just a few months back, a roadside bomb targeted Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in Kabul. He escaped unharmed, but another 4 people had been killed.
The 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”.
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.