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KABUL: An employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Macroyan of Kabul city on Tuesday, security officials said.

The incident happened when a mine hit a land cruiser type of vehicle of the ministry at 9:20 am local time on Tuesday morning.

Taliban are responsible for increasing violence, carrying bomb blasts and targeted-killings, said a statement issued by the foreign ministry.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Recently, Kabul city witnessed magnetic bomb blasts, targeted-killings, in which a number of people were killed and wounded. Only on Monday, three bomb blasts hit Kabul city, killing a man and wounded four others.

The government has repeatedly blamed Taliban for having hand in such attacks and targeted-killings, something the Taliban have rejected rather termed it the work of the Kabul government to sabotage the peace process.