Afghanistan: 15 Killed, 20 Others Wounded in Massive Blast in Kabul's Banaee

Domingo, 14 Ene, 2018

Afghan police says the death toll of the suicide attack in Kabul rises to 20 now.

Najib Danish, another spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that on Wednesday, city police officers raided a market where alcohol, drugs and other banned substances were being sold and arrested two people.

Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in a bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, .

According to local media, the incident took in the Banaye area of Kabul's PD9 at around 8:30 pm.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that explosion.

The suicide attacker detonated himself on Thursday, 4 January near a crowd comprising both security personnel and civilians.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said: 'He detonated his vest very close to police who were trying to stop the protesters'.

No individual or group has yet claimed responsibility behind the attack.

Afghanistan has always been suffering from an unstable political, social and security situation due to the simmering militant insurgency, including that of the Taliban and Daesh terrorist groups.

The capital has become one of the deadliest places in war-torn Afghanistan for civilians in recent months, as the Taliban step up attacks and Isis seeks to expand its presence in the country.

More than 20 bombings and attacks in Kabul left over 500 people dead and scores more injured in 2017.