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4 killed, 113 wounded in Kabul car bombing

4 killed, 113 wounded in Kabul car bombing

Jan 14, 2019 - 20:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least four people have been killed and 113 others wounded in a car bombing on a foreign guest house in capital Kabul, officials said on Tuesday.

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said the bombing happened at around 7:00pm in limits of the 9th police district.

“Fortunately, a few security guards were present at the camp,” Danish said, adding many residential houses were located close to the Green Village Camp. Several of those homes were damaged.

Basir Mujahid, spokesman for Kabul police, said four people, including three policemen and one civilian, were killed and more than 100 others wounded in the bombing.

He said 12 children were among the wounded and the identities of others were yet to be ascertained.

Wahidullah Mayar, speaking for the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon, said 113 people were evacuated to different hospitals in Kabul. He added 23 children and 12 womeninfo-icon were among the injured.

As usual, the Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the bombing. Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s spokesman, named the assailant as Motasim Logari.

A camp of foreigners was the target, according to Mujahid, who said four fighters entered the facility. He claimed several foreigners were killed along with their guards.

President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the terrorist attack and said that targeting civilians was against all Islamic values. He ordered officials to probe the incident and help the injured.

Ghani extended his condolences to the victims’ families and wished speedy recover to the injured.



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