At least two people died and three were wounded in explosions in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces on Saturday.

Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul Police HQ said that a corolla-type vehicle was targeted by magnetic IED at around 9:00 am this morning in the outskirts of Kabul city.

According to police one person was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle was hit by a magnetic bomb in Bagrami district of Kabul city.

On the other hand, Abdul Qahar Qadir, a member of the provincial council of Nangarhar was wounded when an IED blast hit his vehicle in the city of Jalalabad on Saturday afternoon, local officials reported.

An innocent civilian was killed during the explosion.

This comes to Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum’s arrival after 20 months in Kabul amid escalated violence despite the peace process.

Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, President’s Advisor for Security and Political Affairs Mohammad Mohaqiq,  welcomed Dostum at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Dostum during his speech said, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are targeting innocent people and that both will be “terminated” for their atrocities.

He also called on Ashraf Ghani to find a political consensus for the Afghan peace process, adding that Afghanistan is at a “critical stage in the history,” the Afghan elected leader must “bring politicians together”

Dostum indicated that minor negligence could turn the history “against us”, Dostum said.

He said that the opportunity for bringing prolonged peace in the country should be seized.

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