An Afghan government minister survived a bomb attack on his motorcade in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, the second assault on a high-profile politician in two days, but two of his bodyguards were wounded, provincial officials said.
Obaidullah Obaid, the higher education minister, was travelling from Baghlan to Kunduz province on Sunday when one of the cars in his convoy hit a roadside bomb. Munshi Majid, the provincial governor of Baghlan was in the same motorcade, told Reuters.
“The minister is safe,” Munshi said. “Two policemen were wounded in the bomb attack,” he said, adding that the bomb exploded on a highway outside Baghlan city.