Afghanistan

Police foil militants bid to detonate a remote-controlled bomb in city

Written by The Frontier Post

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Kabul Police foiled militants bid to detonate a remote-controlled bomb in the city, the Kabul Police Headquarters said.

According to a statement released by Kabul Police, the militants had planted a remote-controlled bomb on a roadside in Shewaki area located in the 8th district of the city.

The statement further added that the police forces managed to discover and defuse the bomb before the militants manage to detonate it. The Kabul Police also added that the roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices often inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

This comes as the officials in Kabul Police HQs said earlier today that an explosion ripped through a police vehicle in 11th district of the city, wounding two people, including a civilian and a police officer.

Meanwhile, an explosion ripped through a vehicle of the ANP forces in Kabul city, the security sources said.

According to the officials in Kabul Police Headquarters, a magnetic bomb planted in a police vehicle went off at around 7:21 am local time in the 11th district of the city.

The officials further added that the explosion left at least two people wounded includuing a civilian and police officer.

Ferdaws Faramurz, a spokesperson for Kabul Police confirmed that the incident took place in Hesa-e Awal area of the city earlier Saturday. No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

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