September 23, 2021

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Two strong explosions following the Kabul bombing

Two strong explosions shook Kabul On Tuesday evening, about two hours later, one of them was said to be a car bomb near the defense minister’s home in the heart of the defense minister’s capital.
Afghan. Several eruptions of low magnitude occurred at 10 pm, following the second eruption, the origin of which was not immediately apparent. Fierce gunfire was heard 30 minutes later in central Kabul. Four people were killed and 20 wounded in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday evening, two Afghan security officials said on condition of anonymity.

The first bomb blast in several parts of the Afghan capital was a car bomb that targeted a deputy’s house next to the home of Defense Minister General Bismillah Mohammed. Several security sources, who hid the anonymity, said the attackers were able to enter the sub.

Taliban attack

“Don’t worry, everything is fine,” the defense minister tweeted, an hour after the first blast. Terrorists detonated a car loaded with explosives in a residential area of ​​Kabul tonight [mardi]. As a result, several terrorists entered homes and clashed with security forces. Special police forces are there and have launched a clean-up operation, “said Mirwais Staneksoy, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

The Taliban They have been waging a full-scale offensive against Afghan forces for three months, now occupying large parts of the country as international forces withdraw completely from the country. Afghan forces, which have so far provided little resistance, basically control only provincial capitals, three of which have recently been the target of insurgent attacks. Kabul was the target of several bombings in May and June.

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