An Afghan lawmaker says a roadside bomb under a bridge has hit his convoy on a major highway north of Kabul, killing five people.
Obaidullah Ramin, a lawmaker from northern Baghlan province, says he does not believe he was intentionally targeted by the explosion early Tuesday. Police confirmed his account.
He said the main highway leading north out of Kabul is often mined by Taliban insurgents to target official-looking convoys.
Three of Ramin's relatives were among the dead, according to a report of the Associated Press.