triple blasts in Kabul

Triple blasts hit Kabul killing five and wounding two

As many as five people were killed and two others wounded in triple blasts rocked different parts of the capital Kabul early in the morning of Saturday, February 20, Kabul police confirmed.

A roadside bomb that hit a car in Darulaman Road, PD6, wounded two people who were immediately transferred to hospital, said Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesperson for Kabul Police Chief. The incident took place around 08:00 AM.

In a separate incident, another roadside bomb blast targeted a car in the Karte Parwan neighborhood of PD4, killing three people, according to a police official. The blast went around 08:15 AM.

In another deadly event, a police Ranger vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Pul-e-Wahdat neighborhood of PD3. The incident which took place around 10:30 AM left two people killed.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Kabul has witnessed an alarming increase in the number of targeted killings, in the form of roadside bomb blasts, stick bomb blasts, and assassinations, in recent months. The security agencies have fallen short to curb violence in the capital Kabul though the government leadership made repeated assurances.

Most attacks that claim lives remain unclaimed but the government accuses the Taliban.