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1 killed, 13 injured in Kabul blast

1 killed, 13 injured in Kabul blast

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Jul 2019, 02:37 pm

Kabul, July 28 (Sputnik): At least one person was killed and 13 injured in a bombing that occurred near the electoral office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's deputy Amrullah Saleh on an airport road in the country's capital of Kabul on Sunday.

Militants detonated an explosive laden vehicle at about 05:00 p.m. local time.

"Thirteen wounded and one dead have been evacuated by Kabul Ambulance. All the wounded patients have been receiving the required treatment," Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Afghan ministry of public health, said.

A source told Sputnik that a group of four militants stormed Saleh's electoral office following the explosion. Later in the day, the Afghan interior ministry confirmed that there was an attack on the electoral office building.

"A group of four militants has stormed the office of Afghanistan Green Trend on the airport road, one of four attackers has been gunned down and the fighting is ongoing in the areas," Nasrat Rahimi, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told Sputnik.

Rahimi added that special forces had been deployed on the site and the roads leading to the area were closed to traffic.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the bombing so far.

The attack came after electoral campaigns for the upcoming presidential election started earlier in the day. The vote is set to take place on September 28.