Blast in Afghanistan Kills 8, Injures 18

| Updated: August 6, 2022 1:57 pm

The Islamic State militant has taken for responsibility for a lethal blast  that occurred on Friday in a Shi’ite residential area in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

It is reported that at least eight people were killed and 18 were wounded in the blast. The militant group revealed to sources that 20 people were killed and injured in the  attack in Western Kabul. 

Police spokesman Khalid said that the explosion occurred in a crowded place. Video posted on social media showed men rushing to help the injured at the site. 

An anonymous Taliban security official said that primary investigations showed that explosives were put in a vegetable cart and the complete blast ended in wounding and killing of more than 50 people, which included women and children.

He further said that the death toll is likely to increase because most of the injured people had critical wounds. 

The IS affiliate working in Afghanistan since 2014 is believed to the country’s most serious security challenge since the Taliban seized control of the country in August last year. 

The hardline militant group has claimed recent attacks, mainly on the minority Shi’ite community.

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