Bomb kills professor in Afghan capital

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A Kabul University professor has been killed when a bomb hit his car in Afghanistan's capital, police officials say, the first attack in days after a series of such incidents in recent weeks.

Mubasher Muslimyar, an Islamic law professor, was killed in Kabul along with another person, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said.

The identity of the second individual killed was not immediately known but media reports said he was a professor too.

Kabul has had a series of attacks with small magnetic bombs attached under vehicles and other targeted killings against members of security forces, judges, government officials, civil society activists and journalists in recent weeks.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.