KABUL: Suicide bomber in western Kabul targeted top High Peace Council advisor Mohammad Massom Stanikzai on Saturday, police said, killing one civilian and injuring several others.
Stanikzai escaped unharmed, but a black armored car was damaged in the bombing, according to a Reuters witness. The incident was under investigation according to police.
Severals protests in Kabul are planned to take place later on Saturday in support of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s decision to drop out of the race over allegations of mass fraud. He has called for the electoral bodies to halt counting votes and suggestd the United Nations intervene.