Blast hits police in Kabul, dozens of casualties

Cheryl Sanders
January 5, 2018

It said at least 20 wounded people had been taken to a local hospital following the attack.

Police in Kabul had recently conducted an operation against suspected drug traffickers in the same neighborhood.

According to available information, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of policemen.


No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed several brutal attacks on Shiites in recent months in Kabul.

At least eleven people have been killed and 25 wounded after a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy spokesperson at the Interior Ministry, said that civilians and members of the security forces were among the casualties.


The blast stripped bark from trees and shattered windows of nearby apartments, underscoring the devastating force of a single suicide bomber.

Kabul has been hit hard by terror attacks attributed to Taliban, Islamic State (IS), and other militants operating in the country.

Kabul residents said the explosion was heard even in far areas around the city.


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