Blast Targeting Afganistan’s VP Rocks Central Kabul

Blast Targeting Afganistan’s VP Rocks Central Kabul

An explosion targeting Afghanistan’s vice president Amrullah Saleh’s convoy went off in central Kabul, Wednesday, September 9.
READ MORE: An attack on Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in Kabul Wednesday morning killed at least 10 people and wounded scores of others, mostly pedestrians in the morning rush hour, according to officials with Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry.

Officials said the explosion that targeted Saleh’s vehicle convoy was caused by a planted roadside bomb.

Saleh escaped the attack on his bullet proof vehicle with only minor wounds to his face and hands. Soon after, he posted a short video message on Facebook describing the incident.

“The explosion was so strong that it melted the window of my vehicle,” he said, adding that he fully recognized that the country’s security forces faced such situations daily. He apologized to people who lost their lives or property in the blast.

Saleh’s son, Ebad Saleh, who was accompanying his father and was unharmed in the attack, also posted on Twitter soon after the assault.

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