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Kabul: Suicide blast targeting Massoud supporters kills 3

ANI | Updated: Sep 09, 2018 22:41 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept 09 (ANI): A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday claimed lives of at least three people and injured 14.
According to Aljazeera, attacker targeted a convoy marking the 17th anniversary of anti-Soviet fighter, Ahmed Shah Massoud's death. The convoy of the supporters was travelling in cars and bikes in Kabul's Taimar area.
According to TOLO News, the bike-borne bomber detonated his explosives when in close proximity to the supporters, Kabul police chief spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS), earlier in the day, shot down a bomber near the US Embassy in Kabul. The bomber was killed before he detonated his explosives near another group of Massoud supporters.
On September 9, 2001, Massoud was assassinated by two insurgents who posed as journalists in Takhar province. (ANI)