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Afghanistan: Suicide attack kills 11 in Kabul

5th Jan 2018
Afghanistan: Suicide attack kills 11 in Kabul

By Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat

 

KABUL (AA): At least 11 people were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Thursday, a security official said.

25 people were also wounded in the attack.

The incident took place close to a police vehicle in Kabul’s Banayi area, it added.

The blast happened close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials said.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, on 31 December, 15 people were killed and more than 10 others wounded in a suspected suicide attack targeting a funeral in eastern Afghanistan.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, told Anadolu Agency that the attack took place on the outskirts of Jalalabad city in Muqam Khan neighborhood, where the locals had gathered for the funeral prayers of a district governor in the afternoon.

The local Tolo News stated that it was a suicide attack. Most of victims are relatives and associated with Haji Gul Wali, the late governor of the restive Haska Maina neighborhood.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

Haska Maina is one of the restive districts of Nangarhar province, where the Taliban and pro-Daesh militants are active in areas bordering Pakistan’s troubled tribal belt.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo:  Afghani officials inspect the site after a suspected suicide attack targeting a funeral in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan earlier on December 31, 2017.  Photographer: Zabihullah Ghazi/AA]

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