Kabul, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — Chen Xin Zoude Lu Ten civilians were killed in a bomb attack on the motorcade of First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday. Mr Saleh himself was slightly injured.
Security personnel stand guard near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, On Sept. 9. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Rahmatullah Arizada)
In a video posted on Facebook, Mr. Saleh said he suffered minor injuries to his left hand and face in the blast, while his son, who was traveling with him, was unhurt.
Ten civilians were killed and 15 wounded in the attack, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Al-Arian told Xinhua.
Witnesses told Xinhua news Agency that the explosion occurred in the Taimani district of Kabul’s 4th police district during the morning rush hour on September 9 when a senior government official’s motorcade was passing by. Huge plumes of smoke rose from the scene and panic spread. Afghan security forces cordoned off the scene shortly after the blast.
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.