Four injured in explosion targeting bus carrying government employees in Kabul

KABUL (REUTERS) - An explosion struck a bus carrying government employees during rush hour traffic in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday (Oct 5), wounding four people, police and witnesses said.

The blast occurred just before 5pm (8.30pm Singapore time) on a major road near a university and an old Parliament building.

The target appeared to be a bus carrying employees of the Ministry of Mining and Petroleum, said Mr Sediq Seqqi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

Among the wounded were three men and one woman, officials said.

Photographs from the scene showed a small bus with its windows shattered by the blast.