Afghan minister survives attack, two guards injured
[Dawn] An Afghan minister survived an bad boy roadside kabooming Sunday, the third attack on high profile officials in three days, a provincial governor said.
Obaidullah Obaid, the higher education minister, was travelling between the northern provinces of Baghlan and Kunduz when his motorcade hit a roadside kaboom, similar to those used by Taliban bad boys.
The minister escaped unhurt but two coppers escorting his convoy were maimed, Munshi Abdul Majeed, the Baghlan governor told AFP, blaming the blast on the Taliban.
In a separate attack Sunday, a twin bombing maimed 14 people in Pashtun-infested Logar province south of Kabul. The second kaboom hit security forces as they gathered to investigate the first one, police said.
The casualties were mostly police, army and intelligence Sherlocks, police said.
The bombings came a day after a suicide kaboomer killed a prominent Afghan MP and former warlord, Ahmad Khan, targeting him at his daughter's wedding party in the northern town of Aibak in Samangan province.
Sixteen other people were also killed and dozens more were maimed.
On Friday, the Laghman provincial women's affairs director, Hanifa Safi, was killed when a bomb attached to her vehicle went
kaboom!, critically wounding her husband and daughter, police said.
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