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The bombing took place at Sabika Square in Timani area of Kabul at around 7.35 am (local time). The Taliban has not claimed responsibility for the attack.
- Immediately after the blast, Saleh gave his address on TV, in which he was seen wearing bandages in his hand.
- The bomb blast occurred when the Vice President's convoy was passing by a gas cylinder shop
Vice President Amarullah Saleh's convoy was bombed in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday. The attack killed 10 people, while more than 12 people, including his bodigard, were injured.
The Home Ministry said that initially two people were killed, which increased to 10. The first Vice President, Amartullah Saleh, sustained minor injuries in the attack. The bomb blast occurred when the Vice President's convoy was passing by a gas cylinder shop. The explosion triggered a fire in several nearby shops.
Afghanistan's municipality worker cleaning debris from a damaged shop at the scene.
Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack
So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban has also denied this. Saleh is the first deputy to President Ashraf Ghani. The second Sarwar is Danish. A youth present on the spot told the news agency Xinhua that the blast took place at Sabika Square in Timani area at around 7.35 am (local time).
People present on the spot after the blast. The explosion led to a fire in several nearby shops.
Saleh has also been a former Intelligence Chief of Afghanistan
In his first address immediately after the attack, Saleh said that his convoy was targeted while going to his office. Although they are fine, some of their bodyguards have been injured. He was seen wearing bandages on TV. Saleh has also been a former Intelligence Chief of Afghanistan.
Police arrived to investigate the blast. The explosion occurred near the gas cylinder shop.
Saleh's younger son was also with him during the blast
The Vice President said, “I and my young son are both fine.” He was also with me during the blast. My hand and face have lightened due to the explosion. I do not have much detail yet. I apologize to those who have suffered or have lost their lives in the blast. “Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Ariyan told the News Agency Associated Press that Saleh's convoy was targeted.