Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

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KABUL  : Afghanistan’s vice president Amrullah Saleh sustained minor injuries when his convoy was targeted in Kabul in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded a dozen more.
“I am fine but some of my guards have been wounded. My son, who was in the car with me, and I are both fine,” Saleh said.
“I have some burns on my face and hand. The blast was strong.”
Six dead bodies and 12 wounded people had been taken to Kabul hospital.
23 Taliban had been killed in skirmished with security forces.
According to media reports 23 fighters killed including one commander and 9 wounded in the areas of Ghazni, Maidan e Wardak and Satra. Taliban has not confirmed any casualty so far.

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