Afghanistan Lawmaker Killed In Blast

A member of the Afghan parliament has been killed, reportedly by a bomb planted near his residence, in the country’s capital, Kabul.

An Afghan member of parliament was killed by a bomb planted near his residence in the capital Kabul on Sunday, the interior ministry said.

The device, hidden in a electrical box attached to a wall exploded as Shir Wali Wardak left his house, ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

“It could either have been a bomb on a timer or one that was remotely detonated,” Sediqqi said, adding that 11 people, including five of Wardak’s bodyguards, were wounded in the blast.

No group immediately claimed responsibility. However, the attack came just hours after Taliban insurgents stormed a courthouse south of Kabul, killing at least five people including a newly appointed appeals court head.

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