2 improvised bomb explosions hit Afghanistan's Kabul, taxi driver wounded

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-22 13:27:49|Editor: huaxia

KABUL, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- At least a taxi driver was wounded in two separate explosions in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan Sunday, causing panic in the second straight day of violence in the city, the capital police confirmed.

In one incident, one person was wounded after a sticky improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a wagon-type taxi detonated at 6:10 a.m. in Hesa-e-Hawal-e-Khair Khana Mina, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaus Faramarz told reporters via a text message.

"The wounded taxi driver was transported to a nearby hospital," he said.

The second blast came minutes later, hitting a ranger-type Afghan National Army's vehicle in Sultan Mahmoud Watt, the road connecting Kabul international airport to Intercontinental Hotel.

The second explosion did not affect any people, however, two vehicles were damaged.

Unofficial sources said four people were wounded in the first blast, adding the taxi belongs to personnel of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country's national intelligence agency.

On Saturday, nine people were killed and nearly 50 others wounded in two sticky bomb explosions and rocket attacks.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

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