Kabul blast targets NATO contractor convoy, 4 injured

Improvised explosive device blast takes place few kilometers away from NATO headquarters in Afghan capital

Kabul blast targets NATO contractor convoy, 4 injured

World Bulletin / News Desk

A roadside improvised explosive device blast in the Afghan capital Kabul targeted a convoy of a NATO contractor on Friday morning, leaving at least four people injured, according to an Interior Ministry official.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish said that the blast took place in the city's Binaey area, which is less than 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from the NATO headquarters in Kabul. A vehicle of a contractor for the NATO forces was the apparent target, he added.

So far, there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Similar attacks in in the past have been claimed both by the Taliban as well as by pro-ISIL armed groups.

This is the first attack in the capital since President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani extended an olive branch to the Taliban a couple of days ago.

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