1st LD Writethru: Two killed in explosion in Afghan capital

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KABUL, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — Two people including a university lecturer were killed in a bomb attack outside Kabul University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, police said.

The explosion occurred at around 11:25 a.m. local time near the gate of Kabul University which is located in Police District 3 of the capital city. A sedan car was struck and destroyed by the blast, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaus Faramarz told reporters via a text message.

A Kabul police source told Xinhua anonymously that among the killed was a lecturer of Kabul University’s faculty of Islamic studies in the blast of an improvised bomb attached to his sedan, which was detonated possibly by remote control.

A team from the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was investigating the case, he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion yet, the latest in a string of bomb attacks and targeted killings in the Asian country.

Earlier on Thursday, an explosion occurred targeting a vehicle near Hamid Karzai International Airport about 5 km from the city center of Kabul, causing no casualties. Enditem

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