On Monday morning Kabul hit by a deadly suicide bomb blast in which there are at least 20 people were killed. Police said that the blast is targeting the house of an Afghan politician. This lethal attack just came before 7 am and took place near the residence of Hazara leader Mohammed Mohaqeq an Afghanistani politician.
According to the reports, the Hazaras had postponed a demonstration planned because of security risks on Monday. As per the reports, the community was planning to commemorate a suicide bombing that had killed 84 and wounded hundreds. “The blast occurred near the house of Mohammad Mohaqiq, deputy to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, in Golah-e-Dawakhana locality at around 6.50 a.m.,” a police official told Xinhua news agency.
Tolo News, citing sources from Mohaqiq’s office, said over 20 others were injured. However, it was not immediately known whether Mohaqiq was at the compound when the attack took place. A private university is also located near the site. Most of the casualties were from people aboard a minibus plying on the road. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
This year marks a back to back suicide bomb attacks in Kabul. The latest suicide bombing adds to the unrelenting violence in Afghanistan where there are around 1,662 civilians were killed in the six months. According to the UN figures, Kabul has counted at 20% of all the civilian casualties in this year including the attack of massive truck explosion where at least 150 people killed at the end of May. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed an attack on a mosque in the capital that killed at least four people two weeks ago.