5 killed as series of blasts rock Kabul

5 killed as series of blasts rock Kabul Credits: Xinhua

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.

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.

Credits: Xinhua

The third explosion hit a police pick-up truck in PD 3 in western Kabul at 10:20 a.m., according to Faramarz. The explosions 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 the 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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