Wrecked car at the scene of a remote-controlled bomb blast in Jalalabad on January 7, 2015 Wrecked car at the scene of a remote-controlled bomb blast in Jalalabad on January 7, 2015

One injured in an Explosion in the Afghan Capital

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:17

At least one person injured in an explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul when a magnetic bomb attached to a vehicle carrying a civilian exploded.

The explosive device was set off near the Alfatah High School in the capital’s 9th police district early on Tuesday, Kabul Police Chief Abdulrahman Rahimi said    

The Police Chief did not give any information about the casualty’s identity, but mentioned that the car was destroyed as a result. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, but officials have blamed the Taliban for similar attacks in the past.

The blast comes just a week after Taliban militants attacked a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz. A militant blew himself up at the entrance of the station and four others were reportedly killed by security forces after attempting to launch a follow-up attack.

Earlier in the month, Taliban militants killed six Afghan police officers and wounded eight others in two separate assaults in southern Afghanistan.

The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues across the country despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.

Although the majority of foreign military forces concluded their combat missions in the country on December 31, 2014, about 13,500 foreign troops, mostly American, remain deployed in Afghanista

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