This morning, Kabul’s Deputy Governor and his secretary were killed in a magnetic IED explosion, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Tarek Arian.
In a statement, he described the attack as a “war crime and inhumane”
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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The Taliban militant group has conducted scores of targeted attacks against civilians and military officials in recent years. The armed outfit considers anyone working for the government, NATO, and U.S.-led troops as a target.