Grenade targets Taliban vehicle in Afghan capital

KABUL (AFP) – A grenade was thrown at a Taliban vehicle in the Afghan capital on Wednesday (Oct 20) morning, wounding two fighters and four nearby school children, government officials said.

“This morning a grenade was thrown at a mujahideen vehicle in Deh Mazang, wounding two mujahideen,” Taliban interior ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti said.

Another official said: “Our initial information shows four school students wounded.”

The explosion happened just before 8am during rush hour in the Deh Mazang district in the west of the capital, a witness told AFP.

“I was on my way to work, it was 7.55am and I heard this very big explosion on the road. I managed to escape,” said Mr Amin Amani, a 35-year-old translator.

“I saw a lot of smoke in the mirror of the car and I saw people running,” he said.

Images shared on social media showed plumes of smoke and dust rising into the air on the streets of the capital.

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