Afghan officials: Roadside bombing in Kabul kills 2 employees of presidential palace

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Afghan officials say that a roadside bombing in eastern Kabul has killed two employees of the presidential palace.

Gul Agha Hashimi, the chief of criminal investigations with the Kabul police, says the explosion struck a minivan carrying seven staffers of the palace's media office on Tuesday morning. The blast killed two passengers and also wounded five people, including the driver.

Kabul police spokesman Ashmat Stanikzai says it was a remotely detonated device planted along the midsection of a main road.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Roadside bombings are a major threat to both Afghan security forces and civilians across the country. Such attacks have escalated as the Taliban intensify their campaign ahead of the U.S.-led foreign forces' withdrawal by the end of 2014.