Khushnood Nabizadeh, Chief of Staff of the Afghan Ministry of Peace and owner of the famous Khaama Press news agency, miraculously survived the explosion of his armored Landcruiser he was driving to work early this morning, Afghan media reported today, February 1.
Shortly thereafter, a second explosion occurred in Kabul, killing one civilian and one security officer.
The terrorist attack was condemned by U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Afghanistan Ross Wilson:
“A day after the Western embassies’ statement expressing outrage at the killings, kidnappings, and destruction in Afghanistan, we were horrified to learn of the attack on the Chief of Staff of the Minister of State for Peace, Khushnood Nabizadeh. This seems to be a shocking response to our stated expectations of an end to such violence and destruction. This violence must stop, and all those who want peace here must condemn it.”
In addition to Wilson’s remarks, UNAMA, British, U.S., and German missions have also condemned the attack on Nabizadeh. No Islamist group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.