This morning, a suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital killed one person and wounded 15 more
A spokesman for the Kabul police chief declared that the blast took place in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, an area that is home to a police station and guest houses. Even more, the government’s customs offices are in the same area.
A doctor from Wazir Akbar Khan hospital said that 15 people were wounded in the blast, from which 5 were children and 2 were women.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Najib Danish, mentioned that the target of the attack was “a convoy of foreigners”; however, he did not offer any further details to clarify whether it was foreign forces who were targeted, or contractors.
No militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, so for now, nobody knows who did it. There were no non-Afghan casualties reported.
Residents who lived in the area of the attacks were the first ones to say that the explosion was a suicide attack, even before Danish’s statement. They were too afraid to speak, so they did it under anonymity.
Unfortunately, Kabul has recently seen many large-scale militant attacks by both the Taliban and the Islamic State group, whose affiliate has grown stronger since 2014.