Two killed in Kabul mini-bus bombing

World Monday 05/August/2019 13:27 PM
By: Times News Service
Two killed in Kabul mini-bus bombing

Kabul: At least two people were killed and four others injured in a blast that rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.

According to Rahimi, the explosion targeted a mini-bus of local TV channel Khorshid at 5:30 pm local time in the Taimani area, killing two people including a passerby and driver of the mini-bus. Four others were injured including a passerby and three employees of Khorshid TV channel.

Without accusing any particular group, the official said that an investigation had been initiated into the incident and more details would be shared with media.

The bombing was condemned by Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, who wrote on Twitter, "I strongly condemn the attack on Khurshid Media. Deliberately targeting media and civilians is a war crime and those responsible will be held accountable. Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. I send my deepest condolences to the affected families."

A powerful blast and gun battle in the same area claimed more than 20 lives and injured over 50 others last Sunday.