Roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s capital wounds two people – WPRI.com

Taliban fighters secure the area after a roadside bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, November 15, 2021. The bomb exploded on a busy avenue in the Afghan capital on Monday, injuring two people, police said. (AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris)

KABUL (AP) – A roadside bomb exploded on a busy avenue in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, injuring two people, police said.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a taxi in the Kota-e Sangi district of western Kabul. The Taliban spokesman for the Kabul police, who goes by one name Mobin, said two people were injured. Witnesses said one was a woman in the taxi and the other a man passing by.

The blast came two days after a bomb exploded in a minibus in another part of western Kabul, killing at least one person and injuring five others. Colleagues identified the slain man as Hamid Sighyani, a journalist with Ariana TV.

There was no immediate responsibility for the explosions. The Islamic State group has waged a campaign of violence in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban fighters and civilians, especially members of the predominantly Shiite Hazara ethnic group.

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