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Taliban Suicide blasts at Kabul, killing four, injuring five

Kabul Blast

Kabul Blast

New Delhi: During Monday morning rush, two blast attacks hit Afghan capital city, Kabul, killing at least four people and injuring five, according to the officials.

The capital has already witnessed another blast a week before at a voter’s registration, which killed 60 people, as a consequence to the warnings given by security officials against the risk of attacks ahead of parliamentary elections planned in October.

The first blast on Monday happened in the Shashdarak area, close to building of NDS intelligence service, followed by the second blast outside the headquarters of the ministry of urban development and housing, just as people were entering the government office.

Four people were killed and five injured in the first explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, adding that authorities had despatched ambulances to the incident sites.

Mohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people suffering injuries from the blast were being treated at the hospital.

Although there is no confirmation yet and no immediate claim of responsibility, the possibility of the blast caused by a suicide attack is confirmed by a Kabul Police spokesman.

Agence France-Presse said its chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, died in one of the explosions. “He died in a blast that was targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of a suicide attack in the Afghan capital,” the news agency said on Twitter.


Hundreds of people have been killed and wounded in a series of high-profile attacks in Kabul since the beginning of the year, despite President Ashraf Ghani’s offer in February for peace talks “without preconditions”.

The country is under heavy fighting in several areas against Taliban militants, who are violently fighting to restore their strict version of Islamic Law to Afghanistan.

(Inputs by Reuters)