Afghanistan, Kabul: Afghanistan again witnessed wit the bloody shades, a car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 9 people and hurt more than 15, including a member of parliament.
The death toll from Sunday’s attack could arise, interior ministry spokesman, Tariq Arian stated, adding that the dead included women, children also the elderly.
“The terrorists have brought out a terrorist attack in Kabul city,” he stated.
The attack occurred while the convoy of lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak was crossing through an intersection in Kabul’s Khoshal Khan area. The blast set afire around civilian vehicles, as well as destroying nearby buildings and shops.
A security root recited that a car bomb had detonated.“It was a mighty explosion that has caused a lot of harm to houses in the vicinity,” the source told.
Television footage noted at least two cars on fire, with billowing plumes of thick black smoke. No group has declared responsibility for the incident so far.
Afghanistan has seen a sharp increase in violence, especially bombings, in recent weeks as the Afghan government and Taliban continue talks to find an end to the country’s almost 20-year-long war.
Separate bombings were also listed on Sunday in the provinces of Logar, Nangarhar, Helmand and Badakhshan, in which several civilians and security forces members were killed and wounded.
On Friday, a suspected rickshaw bomb explosion killed at least 15 civilians, including 11 children, in central Ghazni province.
The Afghan interior ministry in a statement stated that the Taliban had shot 487 civilians and injured 1,049 others by carrying out 35 suicide attacks and 507 blasts in over the country over the past three months.
The ISIL (ISIS) armed group has alleged responsibility for multiple attacks in Kabul in recent months, including on educational institutions, that killed 50 people, often students.
ISIL too claimed responsibility for rocket attacks on the main US base in Afghanistan on Saturday. There were no mishaps in that assault, according to NATO and provincial administrators.
A NATO official verified that the attack and told initial reports indicated that the airfield was not damaged.