10 killed in Kabul bombing

6 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

10 killed in Kabul bombing

A wounded man receives treatment at the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. The Taliban killed at least five people in a fresh bombing in Kabul on the day in yet another horrific attack on the Afghan capital as the US and the insurgents negotiate a deal to see American troops leave the country. —AFP PHOTO

KABUL: The Taliban killed at least 10 people in a fresh bombing in Kabul on Thursday, yet another horrific attack on the Afghan capital as the US and the insurgents negotiate a deal to see American troops leave the country, reports AFP.

The car bomb blast shook Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes including the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence service.

Apparent surveillance footage of the attack, which occurred at about 10:10 am (0540 GMT), showed a grey minivan explode just after it had cut in front of a line of white SUVs waiting to make a right turn right onto a street.

One nearby pedestrian can be seen turning and trying to run away as the minivan crashed through a barrier just before the blast. According to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, at least 10 civilians were killed and 42 more wounded.


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