A roadside bomb in Kabul focused first Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning however he escaped unhurt, his spokesman stated. The assault killed no less than 10 individuals.
“Immediately, as soon as once more the enemy of Afghanistan tried to hurt Saleh, however they failed of their evil goal, and Saleh escaped the assault unhurt,” Razwan Murad, a spokesman for Saleh’s workplace, wrote on Fb.
He informed Reuters the bomb focused Saleh’s convoy and a few of his bodyguards had been injured.
Saleh appeared in a video on his social media accounts quickly after, saying he had sustained a minor burn on his face and an harm to his hand within the assault.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated in a publish on Twitter that Taliban fighters weren’t concerned within the blast.
The previous intelligence chief and the senior of President Ashraf Ghani’s two vice-presidents, has survived a number of assassination makes an attempt, together with one on his workplace final yr that killed 20 individuals.
Wednesday’s blast killed no less than 10 civilians and wounded 15 individuals together with Saleh’s safety guards, in response to the inside ministry.
“Such assaults will not weaken our resolve for an enduring and dignified peace in Afghanistan,” Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Nationwide Safety Council, stated in a tweet.
Worldwide powers together with the European Union and Pakistan additionally condemned the assault.
“That is an assault on the Republic, & determined act by spoilers of peace efforts, who have to be collectively confronted,” the EU Delegation in Afghanistan stated in a press release on Twitter.
Officers and diplomats have warned that rising violence is sapping belief wanted for the success of talks geared toward ending an insurgency that started when the Taliban was ousted from energy in Kabul by U.S.-back forces in late 2001.