Explosion Reported In Kabul City

Blanche Robertson
July 16, 2018

Hashmatullah Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesman, said the suicide bomber had planned to detonate his explosives among supporters of Junbish-e-Mili party who were demonstrating in the park. Most of those assaults were claimed by IS. The death toll was confirmed by an Afghan security source.

The ceasefire for the first three days of Eid was marked by scenes of jubilation as security forces and Taliban fighters celebrated the Islamic holiday, raising hopes that peace was possible after almost 17 years of conflict.

Stanakzai added that a foreign forces convoy was also crossing the area and one of their vehicles was damaged. Islamic State was behind 52 per cent of the deadly suicide bombings and complex attacks, the report said.

Last month, 17 employees of the same ministry were killed and over 30 others wounded in a similar attack in Dar-ul-Aman.

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IS claimed responsibility for that attack.

Witnesses told local news outlets that the explosion was big, disrupting rush-hour traffic and ending a period of relative calm in the nation's capital after the June attack and two attacks in April that killed 85 people, including nine Afghan journalists.

The ceasefire for the first three days of Eid was marked by scenes of jubilation as security forces and Taliban fighters celebrated the Islamic holiday, raising hopes that peace was possible after almost 17 years of conflict. The Taliban was responsible for 40 percent.

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