ANA safely detonates bomb in PD19 of Kabul city, avoiding infrastructure damages, Dec. 22, 2020. [Photo: MoD/Twitter]

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army (ANA) “safely detonated” a bomb planted under a bridge in Police District 19 (PD19) of Kabul city, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement, avoiding a possible infrastructure damages at the location.  

According to the statement, the bomb was discovered by the national army members on Monday, which could have taken lives if otherwise the bomb would went off.

“A bomb which was placed by #Taliban under a bridge in PD 19 of Kabul was discovered and safely detonated by #ANA,” said the MoD in a tweet. “Additionally, lives of tens of civilians were saved as a result.”

Officials did not provide further details, but accused Taliban for having hands behind such an attacks.

Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.