Blasts in Afghanistan's Kabul kill at least 10, wound 12

  02 June 2021    Read: 181
Blasts in Afghanistan

At least 10 people died after three bombs went off in the Afghan capital Kabul late Tuesday, an Afghan government spokesperson said, AzVision.az reports citing The Associated Press. 

Two bombs exploded in quick succession in separate locations of a west Kabul neighborhood, killing at least 10 people and wounding a dozen others, said deputy Interior Ministry spokesperson Said Hamid Rushan.

A third bomb heavily damaged an electrical grid station in north Kabul, said Sangar Niazai, a spokesperson for the government power supply department.

The initial two bombings, both targeting minivans, happened in a mostly ethnic Hazara area of the capital, said Rushan.

The first exploded near the home of a prominent Hazara leader, Mohammad Mohaqiq, and in front of a Shiite mosque. Most Hazaras are Shiites. The second bomb also targeted a minivan but Rushan said details were still being collected.

Police cordoned off the two areas and investigators were sifting through the rubble.

No one claimed responsibility for the bombings.


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