Afghanistan: Explosion in PD-6 District of Kabul Leaves 14 Dead and 145 Injured; Taliban Takes Responsibility

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A huge explosion took place in Kabul’s PD-6 district on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 killing around 14 people, while leaving nearly 145 injured. A vehicle loaded with improvised explosives blew up near a police checkpoint.

Among those who were injured, 92 are said to be civilians, said the Deputy Interior Minister Khosal Sadat, during a press conference with the reporters.

As per the reports, the attack occurred in the PD-6 district at around 9 am.

The sole objective behind the attack was to gain control of the police checkpoint, said the Afghan foreign ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi.

A huge smoke could be seen from far away, from various parts of the city. Several buildings lost their roofs and windows, due to the massive impact of the explosion.

Meanwhile, Taliban has taken the responsibility of this attack.

The terrorist organization’s spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, announced about the incident on Twitter, while also mentioning that the explosion was carried out for targeting an ‘enemy recruitment center’ near the police station.

In response to this declaration by Taliban, General Sadat, from the foreign ministry, told in the press conference, on Wednesday, that Taliban has lost many of its soldiers, in recent years, despite carrying out such attacks. He also said that around 4,769 soldiers of the terrorist organization have been killed so far.

Afghanistan’s Presidential office spokesperson, Sediq Sediqqi, said that the recent attack has once again proved that Taliban terrorists don’t have any respect to peace.

“They do not abide by any rules (...) death is waiting for them," he added.

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