The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

World Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital, 6 wounded

13:00  09 may  2018
13:00  09 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul

  Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul An explosion hit the Afghan capital of Kabul during the morning rush hour on Monday, but there was no immediate confirmation of its cause or any damage or casualties. The explosion, in the Shashdarak area close to buildings of the NDS intelligence service, came a week after a blast killed 60 people at a voter registration center in the west of the city.A Kabul police spokesman confirmed the blast and said it might have been caused by a suicide attack, but there was no confirmation and no immediate claim of responsibility.

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck Monday near an office of the Afghan intelligence service in the capital , Kabul, killing at least six people, including a woman in a passing vehicle, officials said. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said three other people were wounded in the

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 1 p.m. Afghan officials say at least three suicide bombers have struck two police stations in the capital , Kabul, wounding at least six people.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, wounding at least six people, officials said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says the first suicide bomber struck a station in the western part of the city. He says there was sporadic gunfire after the blast, as a "cleanup operation" was underway. He says another two suicide bombers struck at the entrance of a police station in the city center.

Asam, the head of the Kabul ambulance service, who only has one name, confirmed that six people have been transferred to hospitals. The toll was expected to rise.

Five journalists among dozens killed in twin Afghanistan blasts

  Five journalists among dozens killed in twin Afghanistan blasts At least 25 people, including five journalists, died in two explosions on Monday morning in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to government officials. The first blast took place at around at 8 a.m. local time in the Shashdarak area of the city, where the US embassy and Afghan government buildings are located, prompting journalists to rush to the scene. The second explosion came as an attacker, disguised as a cameraman, detonated explosives at the site of the initial explosion, Kabul City Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told CNN.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital . Another 119 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said.

A suicide bomber struck Monday near an office of the Afghan intelligence service in the capital , Kabul, killing at least six people, including a woman in a passing vehicle Six other policemen were wounded in the incident which took place in Marjah district late Sunday afternoon, added Zwak.

The Taliban and IS frequently target Afghanistan's Western-backed government and security forces. Twin suicide bombings claimed by IS last week killed at least 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack. It was the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban advanced on a district compound, officials said Wednesday, with one reporting the capture of the northern district by the insurgents and another saying heavy fighting was still underway.

The battle for the compound in the Bilchirgh district, in the northern Faryab province, came a day after the insurgents captured the district compound in the remote Tala wa Barfak district, in the northern Baghlan province. The Taliban have captured several districts in different parts of the country from Afghan security forces since 2014, when the U.S. and NATO formally concluded their combat mission and shifted to a supporting role.

The Latest: 30 'killed and wounded' in Afghanistan bombing

  The Latest: 30 'killed and wounded' in Afghanistan bombing An Afghan official says that at least 30 people were "killed and wounded" in a bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Khost province that was being used as a voter registration center. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed Sunday's attack and provided the approximate toll. Baser Bena, spokesman for the provincial police chief, also confirmed the attack in Khost city, the provincial capital. Neither had an exact figure for casualties.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber struck Monday near an office of the Afghan intelligence service in the capital , Kabul, killing at least six people, including a woman in a Six other policemen were wounded in the incident which took place in Marjah district late Sunday afternoon, added Zwak.

The Afghan government reports that more than 30 people died and dozens more were wounded in the blast. The young suicide bomber intentionally struck the shrine as worshippers were celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Mohammad Hashim, a member of parliament from Faryab province, said the Taliban captured the district headquarters in Bilchirgh early Wednesday after more than 40 security forces retreated under heavy fire. He said the Taliban also captured several villages nearby. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yuresh said the fighting is still underway and that government forces still hold the compound.

The Taliban issued a statement saying they control the district and claiming to have killed 10 security forces.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban attacked a school being used as a voter registration center, killing eight soldiers in the latest in a series of attacks targeting preparations for elections later this year.

Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the governing council in the western Badghis province, said two other soldiers were wounded and one is missing.

"There are many areas in the province under a high security threat, and this site was one of those areas," he said, adding that the center was some 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the provincial capital of Qala-e Now.

In the eastern Nangarhar province, a rocket fired by insurgents struck a market, killing two people and wounding 19, according to Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor. He said another four other civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a gunbattle in the same district, in which two insurgents were killed and seven wounded. It was unclear who was behind the attacks, but the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in the province.

___

Associated Press writer Amir Shah contributed to this report.

Taliban emerge from hiding to battle Afghan forces in city near Iran .
Taliban fighters emerged from hiding in the dead of night to launch attacks in the Afghan city of Farah, battling government forces who thought they had cleared out the insurgents following heavy clashes earlier in the week, residents and officials said. The heavily armed fighters had gone to ground in residential areas following their surprise attack on Tuesday, when they nearly overran Farah, before Afghan troops backed by U.S. air power fought them off."From one side, there were Taliban and from the other side, war planes firing from the air. People were terrified," said city shopkeeper Qudratullah.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!