Car bomb blast hits near Kabul: Attack on acting Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi.

Car bomb blast hits near Kabul: Attack on acting Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi.

  • Attack by car bomb blast in one of Kabul most secure areas on Wednesday.
  • Taliban claimed responsibility for the for the late Tuesday car bomb and gun attack on the home of acting Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi.

 KABUL: A car bomb blast hits near the office of Afghanistan’s main security agency in Kabul wounded three people on Wednesday hours after a bomb and gun attack on a minister’s compound brought surging Taliban violence to the capital.

A Kabul police spokesperson said at least 30 civilians had been rescued from the blast site. The city’s Emergency Hospital said in a tweet it had so far received 11 people wounded in the attack.

The Taliban said their fighters killed a district governor of central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday, the latest in a series of killings by the insurgent group aimed at eliminating senior government officials and social activists.

The country’s first Vice President Amrullah Saleh said the demonstrations were “historic moments” of “emotions and patriotism.”

Earlier, Taliban claimed responsibility for the for the late Tuesday car bomb and gun attack on the home of acting Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi.

After Tuesday’s bomb attack, acting Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said no harm was caused to him and his family members but some of his security guards were injured.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said his group targeted the minister’s residence as an important meeting was underway there.