• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Suicide attack on NATO convoy in Kabul, casualties

By Pti
|

 Afghanistan map
Kabul, Oct 29: A suicide bomber exploded his car next to a convoy of foreign forces travelling through the Afghan capital Kabul today (Oct 29), causing an unknown number of casualties.

A police spokesman said the attacker detonated his Toyota Sedan car at 11:20 am (1220 HRS IST) close to the destroyed Dar-ul-Aman palace in the southwest of the city, and the area was now blocked by Afghan and international forces.

"I can confirm a suicide attack on Dar-ul-Aman road of Kabul on a convoy of foreign forces," said Hashmat Stanikzai. Footage on private television channel Tolo showed coalition forces tending to at least one casualty on the ground while fire trucks and ambulances, sirens blaring, were on their way to the scene.

Water was being sprayed on one charred vehicle lying on its side. A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was aware of an incident but the force could not give further details until further information had been gathered.

Siddiq Siddiqui, an interior ministry spokesman, confirmed the attack but also had no immediate information on casualties.

At around the same time in the eastern city of Asadabad in Kunar province, a female suicide bomber blew herself up outside a local branch of Afghanistan's spy agency, a spokesman for the Kunar provincial governor said.

The woman struck outside the local operations centre for the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said spokesman Wasifullah Wasifi.

"As a result of the explosion two guards of the operative directorate were wounded," he said.

AFP

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more