Lawmaker among five hurt in Kabul bombing

Kabul, Dec 28 (IANS) A member of the Afghan parliament was among five persons injured in an explosion on a busy road in Kabul on Wednesday, police said.

“The roadside bombing hit the vehicle of Sayyed Jamaluddin Fakuri Behishti near a Shia mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi area. Behishti, his son, his brother and two passersby were injured by the blast,” Xinhua news agency quoted a police official as saying.

According to unofficial sources, Behishti’s brother later succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital.

Behishti is the representative of central Bamyan province in the Lower House of the Afghan parliament.