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Afghan Education Minister Escapes Injury In Latest Bombing Attack

Afghan Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid
A government minister in Afghanistan has survived a roadside bomb attack one day after a suicide attack in the country killed a lawmaker and more than 20 others.

Obaidullah Obaid, the minister for higher education, escaped injury on July 15 when a car in his convoy hit a bomb as he was traveling from Baghlan Province to Kunduz Province in northern Afghanistan.

Two policemen in the convoy were injured in the bombing.

The attack follows a suicide bombing at a wedding party in northern Samangan on July 14, which killed ethnic Uzbek lawmaker Ahmad Khan Samangani as well as a number of police, army, and government officials.

A day earlier, a regional head of women's affairs was killed in a car bombing in the country's east.

Insurgent violence in Afghanistan is seen as being at its worst since U.S.-led troops overthrew the Taliban government in 2001.

Based on reporting by dpa and Reuters