| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

Blasts in western Kabul kill at least 5, officials say

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior announced that two explosions rocked western Kabul on Saturday, claiming at least 5 lives.

The blasts occurred in a neighborhood dominated by the minority Hazara community where twelve civilians were killed by attacks on buses earlier this month.

There has been growing violence in Afghanistan as foreign forces withdraw from the country by Sept. 11 and efforts to reach a peace settlement between insurgent Taliban and the Afghan government have slowed.

The head of Ali Jenah Hospital in Kabul, Eid Wali, noted that the facility was treating 6 people wounded in the explosions.

It was not immediately clear who was behind Saturday’s attacks.

  • Reuters