Bomb wounds senior adviser to Afghan president: Official

A senior adviser to President Hamid Karzai was badly wounded in a bomb attack on Monday as he travelled in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial spokesman said to a news agency.

Kabul: A senior adviser to President Hamid
Karzai was badly wounded in a bomb attack on Monday as he
travelled in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial spokesman said to a news agency.

Waheedullah Sabawoon, adviser on tribal affairs to the
president, was on a personal visit in Jalalabad, the capital
of Nangarhar province, when a bomb placed in a rickshaw
exploded and hit his vehicle.

The blast wounded the adviser and a tribal elder
travelling with him, along with five civilians near their
vehicle, said spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.

"Sabawoon`s wounds are not critical and he`s in a stable
condition in hospital," said Abdulzai.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the
attack.

The Kabul-based Sabawoon, who has been advising Karzai
for more than four years, was once intelligence chief of
Hizb-e-Islami, the largest anti-Soviet resistance group of the
Cold War.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close