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Explosions in Afghanistan lead to multiple casualties

Randy Mancini 8 Feb 20
A soldier stands guard as firefighters work at the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Three separate explosions in the capital Kabul on Saturday killed and wounded numerous people an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A soldier stood guard as firefighters worked at the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Three separate explosions in the capital Kabul on Saturday killed and wounded numerous people an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Kabul was rocked by a series of explosions after bombs went off in the Afghan capital. According to local authorities on Saturday, at least five people were killed and two others were injured due to the blasts.

Afghan security personnel remove a damaged vehicle from the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Three separate explosions in the capital Kabul on Saturday killed and wounded multiple people, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo)

Afghan security personnel removed a damaged vehicle from the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo)

One of three major explosions reportedly struck a vehicle belonging to an adviser to the Afghani president.

“The Ranger-type vehicle which was targeted belonged to Muhammad Mohaqiq, the president’s senior adviser on political and security affairs, and a party leader,” Ghulam Qader Sikandari, head of the office of President Mohammad said. “The vehicle occupants were moving towards the Pul-e-Surkh area, when their vehicle exploded near the Vahdat crossroads.”

Reports said two people died in that explosion, but the lawmaker was not in the vehicle at the time. Officials believe the Taliban was involved in the attack, though no group has claimed responsibility.

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