2 Injured in Capital Kabul Bomb Attack: official

KABUL: (MEP) – At least two people were injured Tuesday evening as a bomb went off in western Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, a security source said.

“The explosion took place at around 6:30 p.m. (local time) in Charrah-e-Qambar Square. The initial reports said two persons were wounded in the incident,” the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The nature of the blast and the target of the attack remained unknown.

The area is cordoned off by the police and a rescue team arrived at the scene following the incident, an eyewitness, Ahmad Farshad, told Xinhua via cell phone.

He said the blast also damaged several houses in the road which leads to National Military University and a key picnic site overlooking the city.

No official of the Kabul police was immediately available to make comments, Xinhua reported.

Taliban-led attacks and unrest had plagued parts of the war- torn country since late April, when the Taliban insurgent group launched a rebel offensive against Afghan forces and more than 86, 000 NATO-led International Security Assistance Force coalition troops stationed in the country.

Last month, 13 people were killed and 30 injured when Taliban carried out a suicide car bombing in the road leading to the area.

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