Wessex FM Exclusive - Weymouth Man Escapes Suicide Bomb

Wessex FM Exclusive - Weymouth Man Escapes Suicide Bomb

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 9:21am 4th May 2012. (Updated at 10:59am 5th May 2012)

A Weymouth man has told Wessex FM he was just metres away from a suicide bombing in Kabul. Seven people died in a car bomb attack just hours after President Obama ended his surprise visit to the Afghan capital.

A man from Weymouth has been telling Wessex FM about the moment he was woken-up by suicide bombers just metres from his guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At least 7 people were killed in the bomb attack that targeted a residential compound in the east of the capital where many westerners live.

It's reported at least 4 of those killed were from a nearby school.

This man - who doesn't want to be named - was 800 metres away from where the bombs went off.


The attack began just after 06:00 (01:30 GMT) on Wednesday 2nd May 2012.

The man from Weymouth gave Wessex FM this account.

There was intense fighting between the insurgents and security forces for nearly four hours. It ended when the last attacker detonated his suicide vest.

The Weymouth man caught up in the chaos describes what people were doing when the bombs went off.


The Taliban said they carried out the attack, which came shortly after US President Barack Obama left Kabul.

The Weymouth man who was at the scene says these types of incidents can really play on your mind.