Afghan VP Amrullah Saleh escapes bomb attack in Kabul, 10 dead

09 Sept 2020

Afghan VP Amrullah Saleh escapes bomb attack in Kabul, 10 dead

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted first Afghan vice chairman Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman said. The attack killed a minimum of 10 рeople.

The Taliban denied involvement within the attack, which comes just before long-awaited peace talks between the Afghan government and therefore the Taliban in Qatar's capital Doha.

"Today, once again the enemy of Afghanistan tried to harm Saleh, but they failed in their evil aim, and Saleh escaped the attack unharmed," Razwan Murad, a spokesman for Saleh's office, wrote on Facebook.

The former intelligence chief and therefore the senior of President Ashraf Ghani's two vice-presidents, has survived several assassination attempts, including one on his office last year that killed 20 people.

Wednesday's blast killed a minimum of 10 civilians and wounded 15 people including Saleh's security guards, consistent with the inside ministry