2nd LD Writethru: Blast kills 5 in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL, Jan. 11– Five civilians have been confirmed dead and some sustained injuries as a blast rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said. “A blast took place on a road leading to foreign ministry at around 04:00 a.m. local time today, unfortunately, claimed five lives of civilians and injured few others,” Zadran told…

KABUL, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Five civilians have been confirmed dead and some sustained injuries as a blast rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said.

“A blast took place on a road leading to foreign ministry at around 04:00 a.m. local time today, (and) unfortunately, claimed five lives of civilians and injured few others,” Zadran told Xinhua.

The official said an investigation had been initiated, without providing more details.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, some media outlets reported 20 dead in the blast. However, Zadran rejected the report, saying “five of our civilian compatriots were martyred and few more injured in the blast.” Enditem

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