Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Ramadan banner
Dog Raises 9 Orphaned Ducklings ‘After Fox Killed Mother Duck’ Private Jet Splits in Half on Takeoff in Honduras, at Least Six Injured Rouhani: Iranians Not Afraid of US Threats Shamkhani: Iran Present In Iraq, Syria upon the Countries’ Requests Call for Coup in Saudi: Dissident Prince Urges Uncles to Seize Power Trump-Kim Summit in Play as Moon Visits White House As Hawaii Volcano Lava Reaches Ocean, Dangerous ’Laze’ Kills at Least Two German Court Rejects Call For Ex-Catalan Leader to Be Rearrested Heavy Rains, Flooding in Somalia, 6 Killed in Mogadishu Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt Hold Ministerial Talk over Libya Sayyed #Nasrallah to Deliver a Televised Speech on the #Resistance and #Liberation Day, May 25th, 2018 @ 17:00 #Beirut Time #Iran's #Qassemi: Our presence in #Syria at #Damascus' demand #GreatReturnMarch: 2 Wounded From #Israeli Border Fire Martyred #France: Attack foiled, two Egyptian brothers arrested #NorthKorea Won't Hold Talks With #SouthKorea Unless "Issues Resolved" WHO: #Ebola Outbreak Has Spread To DR #Congo City #Chinese President: #China Supports #NorthKorea Efforts to Develop #Economy #Israel Summons #Turkish Envoy over #Ankara's Treatment of Its Envoy #US Putting Serious Pressure on #Iran #NuclearDeal Participants - #Moscow #UN warns of more #Gaza violence, condemns '#Israel's use of force
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » Afghanistan

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Afghanistan: Daesh Bomb Attack Kills at Least 20 in Kabul
Local Editor

Afghan police said the death toll from the previous night's suicide attack in the capital city of Kabul has jumped to 20, with another 27 policemen wounded in the latest attack claimed by Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL' group].

Kabul

The bombing took place on Thursday, when an attacker detonated his explosives near a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing.

Meanwhile, Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, denied Daesh claims that the attack killed and wounded around 80 people.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said immediately after the bombing that at least 20 people had lost their lives in the attack.

According to police officers at the scene of the blast, the bomber was hiding his explosive vest under a police or army uniform and was able to get close to the officers undetected.

"Kabul police forces were there to prevent a possible protest when a suicide bomber approached them and detonated his suicide vest," Kabul police spokesman Bashir Mujahid said.

The attack was carried out about a week after another Daesh-claimed mass killing in Kabul, when a bombing attack on a Shia cultural center and the nearby office of a media outlet martyred at least 41 people and wounded more than 80 others.

The terror group claimed responsibility for a number of similar attacks in Afghanistan over the past two years. Daesh has been seeking to expand its presence in Afghanistan after losing the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria.

Engulfed by long-running violence, many parts of Afghanistan remain plagued by militancy despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops.

In 2001, the United States and its NATO allies invaded the country as part of Washington's so-called war on terror, but the ongoing occupation has failed to bring peace back to Afghanistan 17 years later.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

05-01-2018 | 08:38


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top