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Roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul wounds two people

Taliban fighters secure the area after a roadside bomb went off in Kabul Afghanistan, Monday Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Taliban fighters secure the area after a roadside bomb went off in Kabul Afghanistan, Monday Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A roadside bomb blew up on a busy avenue in the Afghan capital Kabul today, wounding two people, say police.

The bomb detonated as a taxi was passing by in the Kota-e Sangi district of western Kabul. The Taliban spokesman for Kabul police, who goes by a single name Mobin, says two people were wounded. Witnesses say one was a woman in the taxi and the other a man passing by.

There is no immediate claim of responsibility.

The explosion came two days after a bomb exploded in a minibus in another district of western Kabul dominated by members of the mainly Shiite Hazara ethnic group. At least one person was killed — identified by colleagues as Hamid Sighyani, a journalist with Ariana TV — and five people wounded. The Islamic State group said in a statement late Sunday that it carried out the attack and that it was targeting Shiites.

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