News - Afghanistan
At two employees of the presidential palace were killed and five others were injured in a roadside mine blast east of Kabul City early Tuesday, security officials said.
The blast took place around 7 a.m. 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 is in critical condition.
He added that the police have started investigations.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
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