At least one civilian was killed and six civilians were wounded in an IED blast in the Sar-e-Kariz area of PD 6, Kabul city on Thursday, according to the Afghan Ministry of Interior.
“A security incident in Kabul this afternoon was caused by an IED that was placed in a bicycle; the blast took the life of one civilian and wounded at least 10 others, Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed.
The Taliban meanwhile denied involvement.
This comes a day after nine civilians, including a woman, were wounded when an IED placed in a motorbike went off in Fazi Mohammad Kateb road also in PD6 in Kabul.
The blast in Kabul occurs as the reduction in violence (RIV) entered its sixth day on Thursday amid hopes that this would finally lead to a nationwide ceasefire.
According to the Afghan government, 19 security force members and four civilians have been killed in Taliban attacks since the implementation of the reduction in violence (RIV) plan on February 21. 35 security force members were wounded in these attacks by the Taliban, according to government sources.