December 28, 2016 / 6:56 AM / a year ago

Blast in Afghan capital wounds member of parliament

KABUL (Reuters) - A bomb attack targeted a member of Afghanistan’s parliament in the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, wounding him and several other people, officials said.

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Fakori Behishti, a member of parliament from Bamyan province, and his son were wounded in the blast, an official with the parliament’s security department said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which destroyed the vehicle in which Behishti was traveling, badly damaged other vehicles and shattered the windows of nearby shops.

Last week, another member of parliament was targeted by a suicide bomber who killed seven people. The member of parliament survived.

Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Editing by Robert Birsel

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