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15 mines ministry’s workers killed in Kabul blast

15 mines ministry’s workers killed in Kabul blast

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Jul 24, 2017 - 19:53

KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) were among those killed in a powerful suicide car bombing in Kabul on Monday, an official said.

Abdul Qadir Mutfa, a spokesman for the MoMP, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bombing near Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq’s residence left 15 workers of the mines ministry dead and a 16th injured.

At least 24 people were killed and more than 42 others wounded in the suicide car bombing that took place in the limits of the 3rd police district at 7:00am. Three vehicles and 15 shops were destroyed by the massive blast near Zawal University between Dehbori Square and Dawa Khana roundabout.

Another three employees of the mines ministry were missing, Mufta said, adding two of the slain workers held master’s degrees and 13 bachelor’s and two others baccalaureate. They discharged duty in different capacity at the ministry.

A white Corolla car was used in the bombing near Mohaqiq’s residence. The Presidential Palace and the CEO office have denounced the deadly attack -- claimed by the Taliban -- as against Islamic teachings, human rights and civilised norms.

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