2 intelligence officials killed in terrorist's ambush in Afghan capital

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-02 19:54:01|Editor: xuxin
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KABUL, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Two Afghan intelligence agency employees were killed and three others wounded when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle here on Monday, an official said.

The incident happened at about 7:00 a.m. local time in the Police District 9 in Jalalabad Road in eastern side of national capital, where a vehicle belonging to the National Directorate of Security came under attack by unidentified gunmen, a security source told Xinhua.

Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi, when approached by Xinhua, confirmed the incident, saying an investigation into the case was still on.

"No one has so far been arrested in connection to the case but police launched an investigation into the incident," said the spokesman.

Over the past months, big Afghan cities have witnessed a spate of terror attacks by the Taliban insurgents and Islamic State (IS) outfit opposing the government.

On Nov. 25, a U.S. citizen working for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was killed and five civilians, including two Afghan staff members of UNAMA, were wounded when a grenade attack hit an UN-marked vehicle in the same district.