Blast Targets Religious Scholar in Afghanistan

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Kabul: A bomb blast targeted the vehicle of a religious scholar, Mawllawi Abdul Salam Abid, the Interior Ministry said, adding that Abid and three companions suffered slight injuries. 

Eyewitnesses told TOLOnews that the explosion was due to a magnetic bomb blast. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon in the Parwan-e-Si area of PD4 of Kabul city.

“The security officials will thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the Interior Ministry said in a tweet.

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Former president Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the attack on Abid and wished him good health. (Tolo news)

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