Afghanistan: At least 20 deaths from attacks in Kabul

In the Afghan capital, numerous people have been killed in a double attack on a sports centre. 70 more were injured.

Afghanistan: At least 20 deaths from attacks in Kabul

In two attacks in Kabul, at least 20 people have been killed. The aim of double attack was a sports centre in Afghan capital. Anor 70 people were injured, as a spokesman of Ministry of Interior shared. There should be two Afghan reporters among dead.

According to information from Ministry and police, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive set in front of a wrestling training facility. After that, a car bomb exploded nearby, after security forces and journalists gared at location of attack. The Afghan Journalists ' Association confirmed death of a reporter and a cameraman. Both worked at largest Afghan private broadcaster TOLO News. Anor TV reporter suffered injuries.

So far no one has known about attacks. The radical Islamic Taliban rejected responsibility. In Afghanistan, attacks are piling up by terrorist militia of so-called "Islamic State" (IS). The Sunni militia is usually targeted at members of Shiite minority in Afghanistan. The sports club is located in a district in west of Kabul, mostly inhabited by Shiites.

Since January, more than 400 people have been killed in at least 16 attacks in Kabul. Just three weeks ago, a suicide bomber in an educational center had blown up in same Shia quarter. 65 young people were killed and anor 75 were injured. The stop complained is for itself.

Updated Date: 06 September 2018, 12:00

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