#AceWorldNews – KABUL – A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, security sources say.
The attack came minutes before new President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in, Reuters reported.
There were casualties, according to witnesses.
Dignitaries had gathered in Kabul for Ghani’s inauguration, who is taking over from long-time leader Hamid Karzai.
On Sunday 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square … only injuring the driver,” Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters.
#AceWorldNews – KABUL – September 28 – An explosion has struck the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, a day before the inauguration ceremony for the country’s new president, Ashraf Ghani.
The blast took place in Zanbaq Square, close to the Iranian and Turkish embassies, journalists in the city reported, adding that the explosion might be a result of a magnetic bomb on an Afghan army vehicle.”
At 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square … only injuring the driver,” Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters.
Ghani succeeds outgoing president Hamid Karzai, the only Afghan leader since the 2001 US-led invasion.
#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – March 25 – Afghan insurgents have attacked the headquarters of the electoral commission in Kabul, the BBC reported, citing police.
Initial reports said the home of candidate Ashraf Ghani was attacked – http://wp.me/p165ui-4wB
However, police now say the militants targeted the election HQ. Insurgents gained access to the main compound, police said.
No casualties were reported. Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi told TOLO News that the IEC Kabul office attack was over and all 30 people trapped rescued.
Ace Related News – Earlier Reports – March 25 – 10.01 GMT – Extract – Reuters – #AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – March 25 – An explosion and gunfire rattled the house of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, Reuters reported. http://wp.me/p165ui-4wB