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5 killed in serial explosions in Afghanistan's Kabul

Xinhua

13:00, February 20, 2021

KABUL, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least five people, including two police officers and a woman, were killed and two people wounded in three explosions, targeting three cars in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday, the capital police confirmed.

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The blasts came in the morning rush hour. The first explosion occurred roughly at 8:00 a.m. local time while the second 15 minutes later, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaus Faramarz told Xinhua.

The blasts which hit two sedans at Police District (PD) 6 and PD 4, were part of a string of bomb attacks and targeted killings in recent months.

The third explosion hit a police pick-up truck in PD 3 in western Kabul at 10:20 a.m., according to Faramarz. The explosion reportedly were caused by so-called sticky Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Further details about the affected people were not immediately known. A joint security team, including Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Kabul police, was investigating the cases.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents so far.

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