A car bomb attack, claimed by Taliban, kills civilians in Kabul
Wednesday, August 07, 2019, a
car packed with explosives detonated Police District 6 building in the western neighborhood
The explosion went off in a
rush hour early this morning.
Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson the
Afghan Ministry of Interior, confirmed that a car bomb attack targeted PD6 in
western Kabul. He said that as many as six civilians including a woman were
killed in the attack.
On the other hand, Wahid Mayar,
spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, said that as many as 95
people—mostly civilians—were wounded in this incident.
Unconfirmed reports suggest
that over 20 civilians along with 10 police forces were killed, and as many as
100 people including women and children were wounded in today’s car bomb
attack. Some of the wounded people are said to be in critical condition.
Footages caught after the blast
show that PD6 building and facilities in its vicinity, where a military
recruitment center is located, have largely been destroyed as result of today’s
The Taliban have claimed responsibility
for today’s car bomb attack on PD6.
The attack came while earlier
on Monday, August 5, Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for
Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, tweeted, “My team & Taliban representatives
will continue to discuss technical details as well as steps and mechanisms
required for a successful implementation of the four-part agreement we’ve been
working toward since my appointment. Agreement on these details is essential.”
The Taliban, too, had earlier
stated that “differences over talks” were resolved.