An explosion in Afghanistan’s capital has killed at the least three folks and wounded 13 others, a Taliban official stated on Wednesday.
Based on Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the blast occurred in a restaurant within the metropolis’s western Dehmazang neighborhood. A crew has arrived within the space to seek out out the reason for the blast, he added.
Police didn’t say if the blast was an accident or the results of an assault. Afghan cities are generally the goal of the native Islamic State group affiliate.
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Residents and employees within the space stated the restaurant was a well-liked place to eat for low-income employees and poor folks as a result of it was low-cost.
A type of killed within the explosion was a youngster who labored in a pictures store within the space. His funeral passed off on Wednesday, a number of hours after the incident.
An eyewitness, Hamid, stated three of his mates had been killed. “There have been many casualties and we put them right into a civilian car and another automobiles, they usually had been taken to Isteqlal hospital.”
Mohammad Mukhtar, the daddy of one of many victims, stated his son had been having lunch on the restaurant.
“5 minutes later, we had been knowledgeable that my son was martyred within the explosion. After I went to the hospital, I noticed my son’s lifeless physique. Who’s liable for it? Whom I can maintain accountable for his loss?”
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IS’s native affiliate, generally known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, has elevated assaults on mosques and minorities throughout the nation for the reason that Taliban seized energy final August.
The group emerged in japanese Afghanistan in 2014 and is seen as the best safety problem going through the nation’s new Taliban rulers. Following their takeover a 12 months in the past, the Taliban have launched a sweeping crackdown on IS.
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