Monday, 30 March 2020

At Least 24 Killed, 42 Wounded In Kabul Deadly Car Bomb Attack

KABUL-ATTACK

KABUL: A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people.

According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast.

The attacker detonated a bomb in his car in a mainly Shia neighbourhood in the west of the city, the official said.

The target of the attack was not immediately clear, and there has been no claim of responsibility.

But it occurred near the house of deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq.

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

Past attacks have been attributed to either the Taliban or to so-called Islamic State.

Kabul has seen a string of recent attacks including at least 90 casualties when a truck bomb exploded in May.

According to the United Nations, the country has seen at least 1,662 civilian deaths in the first half of the year with around 20% of those in the capital.

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