Afghan President’s Assistant Critically Injured Driver Killed in Kabul Explosion

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KABUL, 01 January 2020, (TON): According to a government official, an assistant to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was “critically injured” during an IED explosion in Kabul on Thursday, while his driver was killed.

The blast occurred around 08.10 when the IED exploded and targeted a Corolla model car in Chehel Sutoon area in PD7 of Kabulstad.

The injured person was identified as Jawid Wali, deputy for coordinating matters of advisers.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Reportedly, 23 people were killed and 70 others injured during security incidents in Kabul in the past two weeks. Kabul has witnessed 15 security incidents in the past ten days, including suicide bombings, car bombings, magnetic explosions by IEDs and targeted killings.


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