Blast kills two employees of presidential palace in Kabul

KABUL – At least two employees of the Afghan presidential palace were killed and five others were injured in a roadside mine blast east of Kabul City early on Tuesday.

The blast took place around 7:00am in district 12 ?after a controlled roadside mine detonated while the presidential palace employees were passing the area, said Gen Zahir Zahir, Kabul Police chief. The district 12 Police chief, Sayed Gul Agha Hashimi, also confirmed the blast and said one of the employees injured was in critical condition.

He added that the police have started investigations. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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