Grenade attack targets Taliban vehicle in Kabul

  • 20-10-2021, 09:53
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    A grenade was thrown at a Taliban vehicle in the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, wounding two fighters and four nearby school children, government officials said.

    “This morning a grenade was thrown at a mujahideen vehicle in Deh Mazang, wounding two mujahideen,” Taliban interior ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti said.

    Another official said: “Our initial information shows four school students wounded.”

    The explosion happened just before 8 a.m. (0330 GMT) during rush hour in the Deh Mazang district in the west of the capital, a witness said.

    “I was on my way to work, it was 7.55am and I heard this very big explosion on the road. I managed to escape,” said Amin Amani.

    “I saw a lot of smoke in the mirror of the car and I saw people running,” the 35-year-old translator said.

    Images shared on social media showed plumes of smoke and dust rising into the air on the streets of the capital.