An Afghan MP was among at least three people wounded when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in Kabul Wednesday, officials said, in the latest in a series of attacks on lawmakers.




No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast targeting Fakuri Behishti, an MP from central Bamiyan province, who was on his way to parliament.


“The bomb was placed under a bridge and it detonated when the MP’s vehicle was passing through,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.


“Three people including the MP were wounded.”


But parliament speaker Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi told lawmakers that a relative of the MP had also been killed.


“I heard a big explosion that shook nearby shops. I saw rescuers pulling out several wounded people from the destroyed vehicle,” said Abdul Manan, a a bakery shop owner near the scene of the attack.


The attack comes as Taliban insurgents are pressing ahead with a nationwide offensive despite the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs.


The militants have recently stepped up attacks on Afghan lawmakers.