A roadside bomb in Kabul focused Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning, his spokesman stated, however he escaped the assault unhurt.

Inside Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian informed AFP that, based mostly on preliminary reviews, two individuals had been killed and one other 12 wounded within the blast.

“Immediately, as soon as once more the enemy of Afghanistan tried to hurt Saleh, however they didn’t get to their evil goal, and Saleh escaped the assault unhurt,” Razwan Murad, a spokesman for Saleh’s workplace, wrote on Fb.

He informed Reuters the bomb focused Saleh’s convoy and a few of his bodyguards had been injured.

Well being ministry officers stated two our bodies and 7 injured individuals had been transported to the hospital thus far.

There was no quick declare of duty for the assault, which comes simply earlier than long-awaited peace talks between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban in Qatar’s capital, Doha.

Saleh, a former intelligence chief, has survived a number of assassination makes an attempt, together with one on his workplace final yr that killed 20 people.

Officers and diplomats have warned that rising violence is sapping the belief wanted for the success of talks geared toward ending an armed battle that started when the Taliban was faraway from energy in a US-led invasion in late 2001.

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