1,285 people suffer casualties in Kabul attacks from the beginning of current year
KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from this year’s terrorist attacks in Kabul has reached 328, with another 957 people suffering injuries after Monday terror strikes by militants.
A day earlier, 35 people were killed and nearly 100 others wounded in and explosion and suicide bombing in front of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Kabul. The Taliban had claimed responsibility for the assault.
The late afternoon explosion and suicide bombing followed a group attack involving four heavily armed men on a guesthouse belonging to CARE, a charity organization, in Kabul's Shar-i-Naw area on Monday night. Officials said the four attackers and one civilian were killed and six others were wounded in the last night’s attack. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack
According to a Pajhwok tally, it was 25th attack taking place in Kabul this year (2016).
The previous 23 attacks including suicide bombings had killed 286 people and injured 851.
According to reports off the 25 attacks were 15 suicide bombings that caused 81 percent of the total casualties.
Three of the attacks were the deadliest resulting in 62 percent of the total casualties.
The first deadliest suicide attack in 15 years in Kabul took place on April 20 when 64 people were killed and 347 others wounded.
The attacker in a truck carrying hundreds of kilograms of explosives struck the elite security unit. After this, the second most fatal assault took place in DehMazang Square on a crowd of people who had gathered to protest the rerouting of a multimillion dollars power project.
That attack killed 81 people and injured another 231.
On June 30, a convoy of buses carrying newly trained police cadets from central MaidanWardak province to Kabul came under attack from a suicide bomber, killing 37 and injuring 40 others.
The DehMazang attack was claimed by the Islamic State group and most of the remaining by Taliban.
There have also been some attacks for which no group has claimed responsibility.The rest of 50 percent happened in 23 other province of the country.
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