Local officials in Kunar province say five people were injured when a rocket landed on a provincial official.
Iqbal Saeed, the governor of Kunar, told the media on Monday (April 25th): “At around 9:30 this morning, five people were wounded in a rocket attack on a provincial official. The rocket hit a provincial building while students were “Passing a competition was a good recitation of the Qur’an.”
Mr. Saeed adds that as a result of this incident, three Quran memorizers and two of the organizers of this competition were injured.
On the other hand, Aziz-ur-Rehman Safi, the director of public health of Kunar province, said that so far 15 injured people have been transferred to hospitals and most of the Quran memorizers and participants in this competition have been brought to the hospital.
Mr. Safi added that the health condition of four of the injured in this incident is critical.
The governor of Kunar blames the Taliban for the attack, but the Taliban has not yet commented.
Five wounded in a car bomb explosion
Security officials at the Interior Ministry said five people were wounded in an explosion last night in the (Shahid) Square area of Kabul’s 15th district.
Hamid Roshan, the deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told the media that five people, including soldiers and civilians, were injured in the blast.
A powerful explosion took place last night at around 9:50 in front of the convoy of the National Security Forces. A number of witnesses to the incident say that the type of explosion was a car bomb that targeted the convoy of the National Security Forces.
The blast destroyed two civilian vehicles and caused extensive financial damage to shops and homes around the scene.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Istanbul Summit on Afghanistan Peace Talks was scheduled for April 24, after the holy month of Ramadan.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşo .lu has announced that the Istanbul meeting for Afghan peace, scheduled for April 24, has been postponed until after Eid al-Fitr.
Mr. Cavusoglu blamed the delay on “issues in the Chinese preamble” and stressed that the meeting would take place after Eid al-Fitr.