Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:42 GMT
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Magnetic bomb hits military vehicle in Kabul




(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A bomb hit a military vehicle in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital yesterday, wounding one person a day before the inauguration of a new president expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries.

Police said no one was killed by the magnetic bomb, which was attached to a military truck in Zanbaq Square, near the vast presidential palace compound and several embassies.

"At 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square ... only injuring the driver," Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters. Security is tight in Kabul ahead of today's inauguration of Ashraf Ghani, who will replace long-time leader Hamid Karzai just before most foreign troops withdraw from the violence-racked country at the end of the year.


Magnetic bomb hits military vehicle in Kabul

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