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5 women, child among 11 killed in Kabul attack

5 women, child among 11 killed in Kabul attack

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Jul 25, 2019 - 09:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 11 people, including five womeninfo-icon and a child, were killed and 45 others wounded on Thursday when a suicide bomber hit a vehicle of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) in Kabul, officials said.

Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion occurred in the National Bus Square area in 16th police district at around 8:00am.

He said five women and a child were among 11 people killed and 45 others wounded in the morning suicide bombing. The initial blast was followed by a second in the same area.

Dr. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) confirmed 11 bodies, including five women and a child, as well as 41 wounded people were brought to city hospitals from the scene of the bombing.

Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan said eight employees of the ministry had been killed and a number of others wounded in the attack.

Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied the group’s involvement in the bombing. There has been no claim of responsibility for the two back-to-back blasts.

In a statement from his office, President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the two suicides bombings in Kabul and a roadside blast in Nangarhar province.

He said the Taliban were holding peace negotiations on the one hand and repeating such crimes on the other. The militants should know they would not gain any leverage in the ongoing peace process, he added.

The enemy of Afghanistaninfo-icon only earned public hate by carrying out attacks on public gatherings and places, in which innocent civilians, including women and children, were killed, he said.

President Ghani voiced deep shock at civilian deaths in today’s incidents.

sa/mud

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