Grenade thrown at UN vehicle in Kabul, one foreigner killed

Afghan security personnel stand near a damaged bus carrying workers from a government watchdog agency that was targeted by a bomb blast in Kabul on June 3, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

A grenade was thrown at a vehicle belonging to United Nations in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing a foreign national and wounding five others, a government spokesman said.

Nasrat Rahimi, the interior ministry spokesman, did not give the nationality of the deceased.

Five Afghans, including two United Nations local staff, were slightly wounded in the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility.

The attack took place after a week’s lull in the heavily fortified capital following a series of bomb attacks in recent months.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01