A blast targeted the convoy of Amrullah Saleh, Afghan Vice President, on Wednesday killing 10 people and wounding several of the vice president’s bodyguards, Reuters reported.
“The enemy tried to kill Saleh today, but they failed to achieve their goal as he escaped the attack unharmed,” according to Razwan Murad, a spokesman for Saleh’s office.
Saleh assured his safety to everyone through a video on his social media accounts soon after, saying he just suffered minor burns on his face and an injury to his hand in the attack.
As the Afghan government and the Taliban continue peace talks in Qatar’s capital Doha, Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, denied any involvement considering Taliban in this attack.
The blast resulted in killing 10 civilians and wounding 15 people including Saleh’s security guards, according to the interior ministry.
Eventually, spokesman for the National Security Council Javid Faisal made sure to reply back by tweeting: “Such attacks won’t weaken our resolve for a lasting and dignified peace in Afghanistan,”