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Car bomb targets Afghan Acting Defense Minister’s residence

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

An explosives-laden car detonated close to the residence of Bismillah Muhammadi in Police District 10 of Kabul city Tuesday night, August, 3.

Since Muhammadi was not at the residence at the time of the explosion, neither he nor his family members were harmed.

The Afghan Acting Defense Minister in a video clip confirmed that he and his family members were safe but added several of his bodyguards injured.

“Attacks of this sort by vampires will not weaken my morale in defending the Afghan people and my country.” Said Muhammadi in his video clip.

The attack left five dead and twenty more wounded.

The explosion which was heard in kilometers was followed by a gunfight between the residence’s guards and gunmen who entered the home.

Spokesperson of the ministry of interior affairs Mirwais Stanikzai said the gunfight came to an end nearly four hours after the gunmen entered the home and started fighting the police Special Forces deployed to the scene.

Stanikzai though did not disclose the number of assailants killed, police had said they had gunned down three gunmen.

The assailants had taken 80 people hostages who were later saved by the police special forces.

No one has taken the responsibility for the attack.

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