KABUL: Several explosions struck outside a ceremony in Kabul attended by the country’s chief executive and the former president, both of whom were unharmed, on Thursday, said, Afghan officials.
There was conflicting information as to the casualty figures.
An official with the city’s ambulance services, Mohammad Asim, said five people were wounded in the explosions and were taken to local hospitals. He says more ambulances were at the site.
Another official, who was at the ceremony, said seven people were killed and 10 wounded. He spoke on condition of anonymity to reporters.
The ceremony commemorated the 1995 death of prominent minority Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari who was killed by the Taliban. Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and former President Hamid Karzai attended the gathering.