Car bomb in Kabul kills at least 18 people

Car bomb in Kabul kills at least 18 people

Car bomb in Kabul kills at least 18 people

Written by Reuters

08 Aug, 2019 | 5:34 pm

Reuters: At least 18 people were killed and 145 others wounded in a deadly blast that ripped through a neighborhood in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday.

The blast occurred at around 9:00 local time after a militant rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the front gate of district police station in Police District 6. Dozens of houses, shops, and buildings were destroyed or badly damaged due to the massive explosion.

The casualties were confirmed by the country’s Deputy to Interior Ministry General Khoshal Sadat at a press conference, but eyewitnesses and unofficial sources believe that the casualties are higher than reported.

The official blamed the “enemies of Afghanistan” for the attack, and said security forces would continue to target these enemies elsewhere in the country.

“I was in my house when I heard the blasts. Then all the glass shattered, and smoke and dust started rising outside,” said an unnamed eyewitness.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

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