Explosion Jolts Kabul’s Prez Palace Gates, 5 Killed


Kabul:  At least five people were killed on Wednesday afternoon in a suicide bombing in Kabul city. A security source said the attack took place in front of the presidential palace’s administrative affairs office, which is close to the PD2 headquarters and the defense ministry.

Eyewitnesses said two presidential palace guards are among those killed. Photographers at the scene also reported that presidential palace guards (PPS) had deleted their photographs.

The Ministry of Interior said earlier a suicide bomber on foot had detonated explosives.The presidential palace issued a statement Wednesday afternoon condemning the suicide bombing in Kabul.

The statement said: “Terrorist groups cannot attain their nefarious ends by creating fear among the people.”President Ashraf Ghani said in the statement the enemies of Afghanistan are targeting people along highways, in cities, in mosques and schools because they are against development and stability.

He extended his condolences to the victims’ families.CEO Abdullah Abdullah also condemned the incident and said: “I condemn the terrorist attack martyring innocent civilians in Kabul. Work for peace is important but saving lives is a top priority.”

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