Explosion outside Kabul mosque kills Hekmatyar’s guard

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An explosion happened near a mosque in Kabul where Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was delivering Friday sermon, killing one of his guards and wounding two others, his office said.

Humayon Jarir, a senior member of Hizb-e-Islami, told Ariana News that two burqa-clad attackers were spotted and killed by the guards while trying to enter the mosque in Dar-ul-Aman area where Hekmatyar was delivering Friday sermon.

He said while the attackers were being shot, their car bomb exploded, killing one guard and wounding two others.

He said that Hekmatyar was not hurt in the incident.—Ariana news