Three explosions in less than an hour in Kabul; Head of fifth security district killed

8 Subh, Kabul: Three bomb blasts in Kabul have killed two people and injured five others. The three blasts occurred in less than an hour in the capital.

A security source told 8 Subh that Mohammadzai Kochi, head of Kabul’s fifth security district, was among those killed in the blasts. First Vice President Amrullah Saleh confirmed the killing of Mohammadzai Kochi.

Kabul police spokesperson, Ferdaws Faramarz said the first blast took place in the Qala-e-Abdul Ali area of Paghman district, with no casualties. The explosion took place at 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, shortly after vehicles of the security forces were targeted.

The second blast happened at 8:38 a.m. in the Quwai Markaz area of Kabul’s second district, targeting a Toyota Fortuner car and injuring four people. The third blast took place at 8:55 a.m. near the Baraki intersection, targeting a Land Cruiser and killing two people and wounding another. Kabul police have not identified the victims of the blasts. No group or individual has claimed responsibility.

The city of Kabul also witnessed explosions and targeted assassinations yesterday. At least five government employees were killed in an attack by unknown individuals, and another involving a magnetic bomb in Kabul yesterday. Targeted attacks have increased in recent days in Kabul, and efforts by security officials to contain the blasts have so far been unsuccessful.