Afghan Interior Minister: 4 employees of a foreign security company injured in an attack in Kabul


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KABUL (Reuters) – Seventeen people, mostly civilians, were killed or wounded in a car bomb attack targeting a convoy of a foreign security company near the Interior Ministry compound in Kabul this morning, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Kabul – Sputnik. "The attack killed seven people, including a 13-year-old boy who was on his way to school, and 10 others were injured," Acting Interior Minister Masoud Andrabi said.

Speaking at a live broadcast, Andrabi said:

Among the injured were 4 employees of a security company who were seriously injured.

The Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement that the attack was caused by the bombing of a car "Toyota – Tunisia", targeting a convoy of four-wheel drive vehicles carrying employees of a security company called "World Guard" was passing from the place.

The attack destroyed two civilian vehicles and caused a medium hole in the main street.

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, describing the attack as a "crime against humanity."

Ghani said in a statement: "The iron determination of our people to move towards peace, well-being and prosperity will not bend before such despicable acts of enemies."

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a day after the authorities released three Taliban leaders, including Anas Haqqani, the brother of the group's leader from Bagram prison, as part of a deal with two US and Australian hostages held by the Taliban.

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