Afghan intelligence chief survives attack, office says

Karzai Hamid [Photo: thediplomat.com]

The attack was carried out on Thursday afternoon

There was an assassination attempt on Afghanistan‘s Intelligence Chief on Thursday at the Kabul Guest House where he lives, the spy agency said.

Local television reported that he was injured in the attack.

Asadullah Khalid, the Head of the National Directorate of Security, “escaped unharmed during a cowardly terrorist attack in Kabul city,” the agency said in brief statement to the media.

“The incident is under investigation,” it added.

His condition was not known immediately, though local Tolonews television said he was injured.

The attack took place in Qala-e-Fatullah Street 8 in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Thursday afternoon.

Officials did not confirm what kind of attack it was.

However, neighbours heard a small explosion before they saw Mr. Khalid being whisked away in a vehicle, local media reported.

dpa/NAN

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