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PublishDate: Sunday, January 24, 202111:41

Bank Official, Driver Wounded in Blast Bodyguard Killed

A bodyguard was killed and the head of the Central Bank's dispute resolution department and his driver were wounded in today’s blast in Kabul, the Central Bank confirmed in a statement.

Afghan voice agency (AVA)_The incident occurred around 8:12 am local time in the #Shah_Shaheed_area in PD8 of Kabul city after an armored vehicle carrying Abdullah Durani, the head of the Central Bank's dispute resolution department, was targeted by a magnetic IED, the statement said.

“His bodyguard was killed in the blast,” it said, adding that Durani and his driver were wounded.

Before this, Kabul police said that three people were wounded in a blast in Kabul’s PD8, without providing further details.

Earlier, three civilians were wounded in a mine blast in PD4 of #Jalalabad_city also on Sunday, local officials confirmed.   

The officials said the incident is being investigated.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for either blast.

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