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Blast blasts in western Kabul kills at least 7 people – police

Afghan security forces will inspect passenger car debris after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 12, 2021.Reuters / stringers

June 12, 2021

Kabul (Reuters)-Police said a blast struck two buses in western Kabul on Saturday, killing at least seven people.

The explosion occurred in a neighborhood dominated by a minority Hazara community, killing 12 civilians in a similar attack on the bus earlier this month.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid added that six people were injured in the Saturday explosion.

Violence is intensifying as foreign troops withdraw from the country by September 11 and slow down efforts to mediate a peace agreement between the Afghan government and the rebellious Taliban.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack on Saturday.

The Hazara community has also been the target of many attacks from radical groups in Islamic State. In May, an unclaimed attack on schools in the area killed about 80 people, primarily school girls.

(Report by Kabul Bureau, edited by Toby Chopra)



Blast blasts in western Kabul kills at least 7 people – police

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