الأحد , يونيو 14 2020

At least seven dead in Kabul blast

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide truck bomb in Kabul

The bomb caused extensive damage to property in addition to the casualties

At least seven people have been killed and about 400 injured by a powerful car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul early on Friday morning, health officials have told the BBC.

Police say that the bomb went off in the Shah Shahid area of the city.

Injured people including children were rushed to hospital for treatment. Some bodies are feared buried in the wreckage of shops and businesses.

A security source told Reuters that the target was probably an army compound.

There has so far been no claim of responsibility for the explosion, which rocked the centre of the capital. However the Taliban will be the main suspects.


The security services were quick to arrive at the scene of the blast early on Friday morning


Dozens were wounded by debris and glass which shattered in the densely populated area


Shops at the scene of the blast were destroyed


Injured Afghans were taken to hospital after the truck bomb explosion

The BBC’s Khalil Noori says that most of the casualties are civilians.

Large truck bombs are unusual in the centre of Kabul are unusual, in part because police do not allow lorries to enter the city during daytime.

But smaller bombs and suicide attacks have become almost a weekly occurrence in the heavily fortified city.

On Thursday at least six people, including three policemen, were killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan.

A lorry filled with explosives was detonated outside a police compound in Puli Alam, capital of Logar province.

The Taliban claimed the bombing, the first major attack since the militants confirmed last week that their leader, Mullah Omar, was dead.

On Monday the Afghan Taliban released a video which they said showed members of the group pledging allegiance to the new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.


Experts say that the blast was unusually powerful even for a city that is often targeted by the Taliban

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