Two explosions reported in Afghanistan, killing 4 children and injuring one
The We For News reported that Afghanistan authorities confirmed, two explosions were reported in Afghanistan, leaving four children killed and one child wounded.
Qari Saeed Khosty, spokesman of the Afghan Ministry of Interior, wrote on Twitter on Thursday, iIn the country’s national capital of Kabul, a bomb struck a civilian vehicle at a busy traffic circle in Karte Parwan locality, Police District 2 at about 4:15 p.m. local time, causing no casualties.
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Xinhua reported, citing eyewitness, Taliban security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. The blast sent a column of thick smoke into the sky and damaged several vehicles.
The obvious target of the blast remained unknown and no group has claimed responsibly for the attack so far. Islamic State (IS)-affiliated militants have staged several bomb explosions in Kabul and other places since Taliban’s takeover in mid-August.
Ansarullah Ansar from the provincial directorate of information and culture told the news agency, earlier on Thursday, four children were killed and one child was wounded after some explosive remnants exploded by accident on the outskirts of Taluqan, capital of northern Takhar province.
The official said, the victims were carrying scrap metals for sale as they did not notice the explosive device was among the materials collected.
According to official sources, improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), landmines and anti-personnel mines left behind from previous wars kill or maim over 100 people every month on average in the country.