Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. File/AP
Gulf Today Report
A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least three people in a vehicle.
An Afghan journalist-turned spokesman for the country's public protection force was killed along with two colleagues on Sunday, the interior ministry said.
The murder of Zia Wadan, who previously worked for several media networks in Afghanistan, the latest attack to take place even as government negotiators are in Qatar to resume peace talks with the Taliban.
Afghan security force members patrol a street in Kabul. File photo
Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior minister, said a spokesman for the ministry's public protection forces — a security force — was one of the three killed in the attack. One other person was wounded he said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Daesh group has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks in the capital in recent months, including on educational institutions that killed 50 people, most of them students. Daesh has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks in December targeting the major US base in Afghanistan.
Deadly violence has surged across the country in recent months, and a new trend of targeted killings has sowed fear, especially in Kabul.
High-profile figures including journalists, politicians and rights activists have increasingly been targeted despite peace talks between the government and Taliban.Since November, five journalists have been killed in targeted killings along with several other prominent figures.
The roadside bombs were spaced within 10-20 metres of one another, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. The wounded child is a 12-year-old girl, he said, and added that the police are searching the area where the bombs struck.
A sticky bomb attached to an armored vehicle in northern Kabul killed two, and wounded at least two others, according to Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief. No further details were immediately available.
The bus was taking the doctors, nurses and other health workers from Kabul toward northern Panjsher province when it was attacked in the northern district of Kalakan in Kabul province, he added.
Welcoming the participants, His Highness said: "Dubai provides the safest environment for participants from around the world to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge and insights that contribute to creating a better future for humanity."
The UK government denied on Thursday that embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had prioritised pets over people in the chaotic evacuation out of Afghanistan as Kabul fell to the Taliban.
Heavy snow is rare in the city, so children went out into the streets to watch the flakes falling and hurl snowballs at each other.
The police stated that failing to leave a sufficient gap causes traffic accidents that result in human and material losses, and appealed to drivers to always abide by traffic laws and regulations to protect themselves and other road users from traffic accidents.