Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul

06 January, 2018, 02:33 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Dozens of casualties as suicide blast hits Afghan capital Kabul

The death toll in the Kabul suicide attack on Thursday evening has risen to 15, while 20 people have suffered injuries.

President Ashraf Ghani late on January 4 called the attack "inhumane" and against the tenets of Islam.

A regional affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted the police.

"At this time a suicide bomber detonated himself among the crowd, killing and injuring dozens", Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told AFP.


The UN Security Council also condemned "the heinous and cowardly" terrorist attack and underlined the need to bring "perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice". The deadliest bombing occurred last week, leaving more than 40 people dead and around 90 others wounded. No group has yet claimed that attack.

On December 29, Afghan authorities said at least 41 people were killed and 84 wounded by multiple bomb blasts at a Shi'ite cultural center in Kabul.

The attack happened near the U.S. Embassy where security personnel are reported to have been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol.

Despite the increased security measures militants continue to carry out attacks.

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