Two killed as blast targets Taliban convoy in Kabul

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At least two people were killed in an explosion in Kotal-e-Khairkhana area north of Kabul on Wednesday evening, a Taliban spokesman Khalid Zadran said.

Zadran added that the blast was due to the detonation of explosives carried in a Toyota Corolla vehicle that happened at around 5pm local time.

He said an investigation has started into the incident.

But sources said the explosion targeted a Taliban convoy that was returning from a ceremony in Bagram Airfield on the occasion of the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Footage on social media shows a minibus has caught fire following the blast. Eyewitnesses said the vehicle was carrying Taliban members.

More details will be added to this story.