Afghan first Vice President Amrullah Saleh Survives Kabul Blast, at least 10 Killed

Kabul, September, 09: First Vice President Amrullah Saleh’s convoy was targeted early Wednesday morning in the Taimani area of PD 4 in Kabul city, Saleh’s office confirmed, Tolo news reported

Tariq Arian, Interior Ministry spokesman, confirmed 10 were killed and 16 were wounded in the Kabul blast targeting the convoy of First VP Amrullah Saleh, the report said

The explosives were placed in a cart and were detonated when Saleh’s convoy passed by, Arian said.

According to Saleh’s office the target was Saleh’s convoy, but Saleh survived the attack although some of his staff and bodyguards were wounded, the report said

Three in Saleh’s convoy, including bodyguards, were wounded in the blast, said Rezwan Murad, head of public relations for the vice president’s office. Saleh was not hurt in the blast, he said.

Ebad Saleh, VP Saleh’s son, tweeted that he was with his father when the blast hit their convoy and said: “I assure you he’s fine and everybody is fine, no martyrs from us just yet.”

Saleh in a video message confirmed that his convoy was attacked, that his security guards were injured, and that he has minor wounds on his hand and face, the report said

Saleh apologized for the harm done to bystanders in today’s attack on his convoy.


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