At least two people killed and five wounded in three blasts in Kabul
Affected Countries: afghanistan;
The first blast happened at around 07:30 am in Joi Sheer area in center of Kabul in which a police vehicle was targeted and two security force members were wounded, police said.
A security source said that the vehicle belonged to the counter-narcotics department of the ministry of interior affairs.
The second blast happened at around 08:30 am in the Salim Karwan area in downtown Kabul. The explosion targeted a civilian vehicle, killing two people and wounding two more, police said.
Mohammad Atif, head of a council at Jamiat Eslah, a Kabul-based organization, was killed in the explosion in Salim Karwan area, sources from the organization confirmed.
The third explosion happened at around 10:07 am local time in Dehmazang area in the west of Kabul in which a vehicle was targeted, police said, adding that one civilian was wounded in the blast.
No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts.
This comes as two IED blasts happened in Kabul on Monday in which one civilian and a security force member were killed and a security force member was wounded.
According to the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report, Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, reported 2,586 civilian casualties from October 1 to December 31 last year, including 810 killed and 1,776 wounded.
The SIGAR report says the proportion of casualties caused by IED increased by nearly 17 percent in this quarter, correlating with an increase in magnetically attached IEDs or “sticky bomb” attacks, the report said.
Despite the ongoing violence, casualties across Afghanistan in the last quarter of 2020 decreased by 14%, compared to the previous quarter, the report says, adding that the quarter saw an exceptionally high number of casualties for the winter months, however, when fighting normally subsides.
Source: Tolo News