Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill three

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AP) — A bombing and a shooting attack yesterday in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least three people, including a deputy provincial governor, officials said.

According to Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian, a sticky bomb attached to an armoured vehicle belonging to Kabul’s deputy provincial governor killed two people, and wounded two others.

The deputy provincial governor and the apparent target of the attack, Mahbobullah Mohibi, was killed alongside his secretary while two of his bodyguards were wounded, Arian said. The bombing took place in the Macrorayan neighbourhood of Kabul.

High Council for National Reconciliation Chairman Abdullah, condemned the attack and said the increase in attacks is a clear enemy of the Afghan peace process.

In the other attack in Kabul, gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded another policeman, said Kabul’s Police Chief spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz.

An investigation was ongoing, he added. No one immediately claimed responsibility for theKabul attacks.