A massive bomb blast rocked Afghanistan's foreign ministry in Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people and injuring several others. This is the second incident in three months.
Afghanistan: A massive bomb blast rocked Afghanistan’s foreign ministry in Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people and injuring several others. This is the second suicide attack near the ministry in less than three months, in which people have died, news agency AFP reported.
According to the information, the blast took place in front of a business center near the Ministry of External Affairs. The Italian non-governmental organization Emergency, which operates a hospital in Kabul, confirmed the death toll at two dead and 12 injured, including a child.
At the same time, Al Jazeera said that the NGO which gave this information runs a surgical center in Kabul city to treat the victims of the long-running war. A tweet by the NGO said that a child was also among the dead in the incident near the Ministry of External Affairs. Please tell that this is the second incident in three months.
Afghanistan-based Tolo News also tweeted, “An explosion occurred on Foreign Ministry street near Daudzai Trade Center in Kabul this afternoon, witnesses described it as a massive explosion.” However, Taliban officials have not yet commented on the incident and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Monday’s incident happened at lunchtime, when the city is particularly crowded as government office workers leave early for the day during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
There was also a suicide attack in January, five people were killed
Earlier in January 2023, there was a blast in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul in which 5 civilians were killed, while many others were injured. It may be noted that the regional affiliate of the Islamic State, (IS-K) has increased its attacks on Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover in 2021. Armed groups linked to the Afghan branch of the Islamic State have carried out bombings targeting ethnic Hazaras, Afghan Shiites, Sufis and others, killing and injuring hundreds.
Several explosions have been reported in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2023. Several explosions have been reported in the capital city this month, including one near the Kabul military airport. In addition, a Chinese-owned hotel in the heart of Kabul was also targeted.