Bomb Explosion Hit Afghanistan, Injures Vice President, Kills 10
Afghanistan’s Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, was on Wednesday wounded in an roadside bomb in Kabul.
The 49-year-old Saleh, escaped with minor injuries, while the explosion killed at least 10 people and wounded 15, including the VP’s bodyguards.
Saleh, in a video, confirmed he sustained a minor burn on his face and an injury to his hand.
Standing next to a flag with a bandaged left hand, he said:
I am fine but some of my guards have been wounded. My son, who was in the car with me, and I are both fine. I have some burns on my face and hand. The blast was strong.
The former intelligence chief, is the senior of President Ashraf Ghani’s two vice presidents. He survived several assassination attempts, including one on his office in 2019.
The incident killed at least, 20 people.
Javid Faisal, National Security Council spokesman tweeted that the attacks “won’t weaken our resolve for a lasting and dignified peace in Afghanistan.”
European Union delegation in Afghanistan condemned the development.
This is an attack on the Republic and desperate act by spoilers of peace efforts, who must be collectively confronted.
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