Public Protection Authority spokesperson and two employees killed in explosion

8 Subh, Kabul: Zia Wadan, a spokesperson of the Public Protection Authority, and two employees were killed in an explosion in the eighth district of Kabul.

The blast occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 10, in Kart-e-Naw, Kabul. Another person was injured in the blast.

Interior Ministry spokesperson, Tariq Arian, said that a car carrying Zia Wadan was hit by an IED mine as he was on his way to work.

According to him, Zia Wadan and two of his colleagues were killed and another was injured in the blast. Mr. Arian did not say who the other two victims were.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Tariq Arian has said that the use of improvised explosive devices and landmines is a war crime and that the Taliban are responsible for these crimes and killings. He stressed that the Taliban’s criminal act would not go unanswered.

Tariq Arian added that those arrested so far in connection with the recent attacks have made it clear in their confessions that they are members of the Taliban.

According to Arian, terrorist networks are divided into micro-groups, and a number of these networks have been identified and arrested. The spokesperson also stressed the need to arrest the perpetrators of the incident.

Targeted explosions and assassinations in Kabul have recently increased, without any individuals or groups claiming responsibility for many of these attacks.