A blast in the center of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed at least six people and wounded another 14 on Tuesday (September 17), police officials said.
Most of the wounded were being treated at Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan hospital.
In a separate incident, an explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, north of Kabul, health officials said.
The Taliban insurgent group claimed responsibility for two blasts which it said killed dozens of people in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Taliban commanders have said they will intensify clashes with Afghan and foreign forces to dissuade people from voting in the Sept. 28 presidential election, when Ghani will bid for a second five-year term. (Reuters)
A suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan killed and wounded at least 50 men on Tuesday (May 12) in an attack on the funeral of a police commander attended by government officials and a member of parliament, officials said.
The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack on the mourners gathered in Khewa district of Nangarhar province on the border with Pakistan.
Islamic State militants are known to operate in the province.
Attaullah Khogayani, a spokesman for the provincial governor said 15 people including Abdullah Malikzai, a member of the provincial council were killed and around 45 others were wounded.
Sohrab Qaderi, a member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, said at least 50 people were killed or wounded. The member of parliament, Hazrat Ali, survived, he said.
Islamic State fighters first appeared in eastern Afghanistan in around 2014 and battle the Taliban as well as government and foreign forces.
The Afghan affiliate of Islamic State, known as Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K), after an old name for the region that includes Afghanistan, has carried out some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan over recent years.
Also on Tuesday, unidentified gunmen attacked a hospital in the capital, Kabul, killing at least eight people.
No militant group claimed responsibility for either attack.
An explosion struck outside the house of Pangutaran, Sulu Mayor Asri Taib in Barangay Canelar Moret, Zamboanga City on Thursday morning (October 24).
According to Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) Spokesperson Maj. Arvin Encinas, it was only a minor explosion with no casualties reported. He also said the improvised explosive device (IED) used was only small.
Authorities are continuing to investigate on the perpetrators behind the explosion as well as the motive behind the action.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
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