KABUL: At least seven individuals had been killed and 7 wounded when a car bomb detonated throughout Kabul’s busy morning rush hour Wednesday, an inside ministry spokesman mentioned.
The spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, mentioned the bomb had gone off in a neighbourhood which is close to the inside ministry and north of Kabul airport.
He mentioned the lifeless had been all civilians. “This is the initial information, more details later,” he added.
A supply on the inside ministry mentioned the blast was detonated by a suicide bomber in the car, and that it had focused a convoy of authorities autos on a most important highway.
The blast got here someday after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani introduced that Kabul would launch three excessive-rating Taliban prisoners in an obvious prisoner swap with Western hostages who had been kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016.
The three Taliban prisoners embrace Anas Haqqani, who was seized in 2014 and whose older brother is the deputy Taliban chief and head of the Haqqani community, a infamous Taliban affiliate.
Ghani didn’t specify the destiny of the Western hostages – an Australian and an American, each professors on the American College in Kabul — and it was not clear when or the place they might be freed.
Ghani mentioned Tuesday that he hoped the choice would assist “pave the way” for the beginning of unofficial direct talks between his authorities and the Taliban, who’ve lengthy refused to barter with the administration in Kabul.


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