Afghan interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said a foreign national has also been injured following the blast which took place around 9am local time after a remote controlled IED device planted under the vehicle of a private security firm was detonated.
He said, “An explosive device was attached under a vehicle and went off near a security check post at the 15th district.”
The foreign national was reportedly working as an adviser for the private security company, Global Security Company. The health condition of the two individuals injured following the blast have been reported satisfactory.
No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.
By Sayed Jawad - 27 Mar 2013, 11:14 am
from Pajhwok report:
By Pajhwok reporter Mar 27, 2013 - 12:28
The explosion took place near the entrance to a base of Counternarcotics Special Operational Unit in the 16th police district, Syed Mehdi Kazimi, deputy spokesman for the counternarcotics ministry, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the bomb, placed in a Surf vehicle carrying the advisor, went off- when it was entering the office. The foreign consultant and his Afghan driver sustained slight injuries.
Taliban claimed responsibility of the explosion with their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, saying the vehicle was exploded by a megnatic bomb.