The mother of Shir Ahmad Salangi, deputy police chief of PD2, died on Monday of a heart attack after learning of her son’s death in the twin bombing in Kabul.
Both son and mother were buried on Monday in Parwan province.
Salangi’s mother died of a heart attack after she heard that her son had been killed in the bombing outside the ministry of defense on Monday afternoon.
According to a relative, another of her son’s, Shir Ahmad, was killed almost a year ago in Helmand province.
Monday’s twin bombing killed a number of high-ranking officials including, Salangi; Mohammad Zaman, Presidential Protection Services (PPS) deputy; Mohammad Saddiq and Abdul Raziq ministry of defense generals; Ahmad Shoaib a police commander from PD2; Sharif Faize logistics and oil officer at the ministry of defense and Mawolan Saddiq deputy city directorate of security in Kabul.
According to social media reports, Faize was had been due to attend his sister’s wedding the night of the attack.
Officials have confirmed that more than 30 people were killed in two separate explosions outside the Ministry of Defense in Kabul on Monday afternoon.
The first explosion took place shortly after 2.30pm and was followed by a second explosion which appeared to have targeted the first responders to the scene.
Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirmed that more than 30 people were killed and over 90 injured.
According to security officials the first bomb was detonated remotely while the second had been a suicide bomber.
Officials also said the suicide bomber had been wearing an ANA uniform.
Meanwhile President Ashraf condemned the incident and said that Afghanistan’s enemies have once again shown that they are against progress in the country.
Ghani also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished all those wounded a speedy recovery.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.