Three people were killed--including Zia Wadan, a spokesman for the Public Protection Force--in an explosion in Kabul city on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry confirmed.
The blast occurred around 8:30am local time in the Kart-e-Naw area of PD8 in Kabul city.
“Zia Wadan and two of his colleagues were killed and another person was wounded,” said the statement, adding: “It happened while Wadan was on his way to the office."
Earlier, a security source said that three people were killed and two were wounded.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but the Interior Ministry in today’s statement blamed the Taliban.
President Ghani condemned the blast and called it “a crime against humanity and against Islamic values.”
“The increase of violence by the Taliban shows that the group opposes the spirit of peace and is not committed to peace, and the group seeks to kill innocent people and damage public facilities,” President Ghani said.