Afghan Public Protection Force spokesman among 3 killed in Kabul IED blast

at 4:36 pm
Kabul IED blast
(Pic: TOLO News)

New Delhi (NVI): In another brazen terror attack by the Taliban in Afghanistan, three people including a spokesman of the country’s Public Protection Force were killed in a deadly explosion in Kabul city this morning, reports TOLO news.

According to the Afghan news portal, the blast occurred around 8:30 am (local time) in the Kart-e-Naw area of PD8 in Kabul city. The deceased spokesman has been identified as Zia Wadan who was on his way to office.

“Zia Wadan and two of his colleagues were killed and another person was wounded,” TOLO News quoted an official statement as saying.

In earlier reports, three people were killed and two were wounded in the blast. Although no group has claimed responsibility for the blast, the Afghan Interior Ministry has blamed the Taliban.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the blast and called it “a crime against humanity and against Islamic values.”

“The increase of violence by the Taliban shows that the group opposes the spirit of peace and is not committed to peace, and the group seeks to kill innocent people and damage public facilities,” he was quoted as saying by TOLO news.