Driver killed as car bomb explodes prematurely in Kabul

KABUL, March 16 — A car bomb exploded prematurely in Koti Sangi district of western Kabul, killing the driver and injuring two passers-by early on Saturday, local police said.
The car was carrying a magnetic bomb when it exploded prematurely, Basir Mujahid, the spokesman of Kabul police department, told Xinhua.
Investigators are already at the site investigating the blast, Mujahid added.
He also said that the vehicle is a private car, not a military vehicle.
More details will be published after the investigation, Mujahid said.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Afghan insurgents have stepped up magnetic bomb attacks in Kabul city and other large cities and provinces of the country in recent years. – XINHUA