Afghanistan: Truck bombing kills 4, injures 113 in Kabul

15th Jan 2019
Afghanistan: Truck bombing kills 4, injures 113 in Kabul

By Shadi Khan Saif

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA):- At least four people were killed and 113 more wounded as a massive truck bombing jolted the Afghan capital on Monday, an official confirmed. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told Anadolu Agency security forces have reached the site where the attack took place.

Confirming the death toll, he said the Green Village, a compound housing a number of international aid agencies and foreigners, was the target.

Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said 113 were wounded in Monday evening’s attack in the capital. Most of the victims were civilians.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told journalists on WhatsApp that four attackers blew up an explosives-packed truck before entering Green Village and “killing many” foreigners.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack calling it inhuman and anti-Islam.

In November last year, a private security firm, G4S, working for the British troops was targeted in the same area killing 10 people.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: In an earlier attack in Herat, we see smoke and fire rise after an armed attack towards a police headquarters as Afghan security forces take security measures in Herat, Afghanistan on January 12, 2019. Photographer: Mir Ahmad Firooz/AA]

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