News ID: 276242
Published: 0334 GMT November 02, 2020

Iranian envoy survives Kabul bomb blast

Iranian envoy survives Kabul bomb blast
IRNA

Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Bahador Aminian has survived a bomb explosion in the capital city of Kabul where Afghan and Iranian officials were visiting an ongoing book exhibition on Monday.

Gunmen attacked the campus following a bomb blast as Afghan and Iranian officials were touring the book fair in Kabul, IRNA reported.

At least eight civilians were injured, local media said.

The Taliban has denied their fighters were involved in the attack.

Moreover, Spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education Hamid Obaidi said that gunfire erupted prior to the arrival of government officials for the opening of the book exhibition.

According to reports coming from Kabul, the blast occurred at one of Kabul’s main universities.

Survivors described horrific scenes following the incident that unfolded around 11:00 am (0530 GMT) when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the campus, ndtv.com reported.

It further quoted local officials as saying that two gunmen then started shooting, sending hundreds of students fleeing and scrambling over perimeter walls.

   
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Resource: IRNA
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