8 killed, 20 wounded in attack on acting Afghan defense minister's house
August 04 2021 12:30 PM
An Afghan security personnel inspects the site a day after a car bomb explosion in Kabul on Wednesda
An Afghan security personnel inspects the site a day after a car bomb explosion in Kabul on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

QNA/Kabul

At least eight people, including a woman, were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in a car bomb blast near the residence of Acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Tuesday night, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

The attack took place at around 8 pm local time in Shirpoor area in Kabul's District 10 where most of the high-ranking government officials house are located, (TOLOnews) reported.

First, a car bomb was donated close to the house of Mohammadi and then four gunmen entered a nearby house and fought against security guards.

The security forces arrived at the scene shortly after the attack and ambulances were also seen leaving the area within an hour of the start of the incident.

Three attackers entered the house of Mohammad Azim Mohseni, an MP from Baghlan shortly after the blast, sources said.

Mohseni confirmed that he was not at home when the attack happened.

"There were four to seven attackers," security sources said.

A security source said that a security guard of Mohammadis house is among those killed, and another was wounded.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.



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