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Afghanistan: 30 killed, over 60 injured in Taliban suicide bomb attack in W Kabul

24th Jul 2017
Afghanistan: 30 killed, over 60 injured in Taliban suicide bomb attack in W Kabul

The Muslim News: A suicide car bomb explosion in western Kabul has killed 30 people and injured over 60, according to officials. The attack has been claimed by the Taliban, who have been very active in the last few months.

Acting ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the target of the attack remained unclear, and that all the dead and wounded were civilians.

Three vehicles and 15 shops were destroyed in the blast which took place near the residence of Mohammad Mohaqiq, the deputy to Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, where many of the mainly Shi’a Muslim Hazara community live.

The attack took place during rush hour against a bus carrying mostly civilians. Some 15 workers of Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum were also killed.

The attack comes after a large demonstration, planned for Monday, was cancelled due to security threats.

A year ago 80 people were killed in twin bomb attack by Daesh during similar demonstration in support of the rights of the Hazara community.

At least 1,662 civilians have been killed in the country so far this year, according to the UN says.

[Archive photo: Afghanistan security near where a truck bomb exploded targeting hotel used by foreign contractors in Kabul on 1 August 2016. Photographer: Haroon Sabawoon/AA]

 

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