Car bombing: Nine killed in Kabul blast

Car bombing: Nine killed in Kabul blast

A car bombing in Kabul targeting an Afghan lawmaker killed at least nine people on Sunday, officials said.

Afghan Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said that 15 people were injured in the blast, including a member of parliament. 

“Lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak survived the blast but is among the 15 injured including women and children, he added.

The explosion also damaged several homes. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

There has been a new wave of violence in recent weeks in Afghanistan as the Afghan government and Taliban hold talks to find an end to the country’s almost 20-year-long war. 

Just two days ago, a motorcycle laden with explosives blew up in Ghazni province, killing 15 people, including 11 children.

It is unclear whether the explosive was planted in a car parked on the lawmaker’s route or if a vehicle with the bomb was being driven by a bomber, Andarabi said.

The Afghan interior ministry in a statement said that the Taliban had killed 487 civilians and injured 1,049 others by carrying out 35 suicide attacks and 507 explosions across the country over the past three months.