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Afghan lawmaker killed in Kabul bomb attack

A prominent Afghan lawmaker and 2 other were killed and 11 people wounded in a bomb attack in Kabul on Sunday.

Eye witnesses at the blast scene said that the MP and two other civilians died before getting to hospital.

“A member of Afghanistan parliament Shir Wali Wardak martyred as a result of an explosion in Kabul this evening,” spokesman Sediq Sediqqi tweeted.

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

The blast occurred near Wardak’s house in Qambar Square, west of Kabul.

An investigation was launched into the bombing and more information will be released later, Sediqqi said.

Eleven people, including security force members, were wounded by the blast, unofficial sources said.

Security forces cordoned off the area shortly after the blast, keeping people from gathering at the scene for fears that there might be a second blast.

Wardak’s brother, Farooq Wardak, is Afghanistan’s former minister of education.

The attack has not been claimed by anyone yet.

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