A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted First Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning, but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman after the attack which killed and wounded at least 20 people, including some of his bodyguards, APA reports citing Reuters.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes just ahead of long-awaited peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Qatar’s capital of Doha.
“Today, once again the enemy of Afghanistan tried to harm Saleh, but they failed in their evil aim, and Saleh escaped the attack unharmed,” Razwan Murad, a spokesman for Saleh’s office, wrote on Facebook.
He said the bomb targeted Saleh’s convoy and some of his bodyguards were injured.
Saleh, a former intelligence chief, has survived several assassination attempts, including one on his office last year that killed 20 people.
The blast killed at least four people and wounded 16, a Health Ministry spokesman said.