Explosion hits bus carrying government employees in Kabul, at least four injured

British soldiers and the Afghan National Police secure the site of a suicide bomb blast on August 18, 2009 in Kabul. Photograph:( Getty )

Kabul, Afghanistan Oct 05, 2016, 02.06 PM (IST)


At least four people were wounded in Afghan capital of Kabul today when an explosion hit a bus carrying government employees during rush hour traffic, police and witnesses told Reuters news agency. 

 

A spokesman for the interior ministry, Sediq Seqqi. said: "The target appeared to be a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mining and petroleum." 

 

The blast was reported at around 5 pm (1230 GMT) on a major road near a university and an old parliament building.

 

Reuters quoted officials as saying that three men and one woman were among the wounded. 

 

(WION with inputs from Reuters)