Another explosion shakes residential area in Kabul, 2 dead reported: Reports


An explosion was reported in Kabul on Sunday evening. According to locals, the explosion was caused by a rocket hitting a house in the area.

Images of the incident have appeared on social media. According to Republic TV, the explosion in Kabul occurred in the Gulai neighborhood of Khajeh Baghra, in the 11th security district.

Asvaka, an Afghan news agency, reported that at least two people were killed and three were injured in the allegedly rocket attack incident.

In the wee hours of Sunday, the United States had informed that it had carried out a drone attack in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, against a target of the Islamic State of the province of Khorasan (ISKP). However, the names of those killed in the attack were not disclosed.

“We saw that the rickshaws were on fire. Children and women were injured and a man, boy and woman were killed instantly. We tried to find people to bring something so that we could transport or transport the injured, ”one man quoted by CNN said.

A few days earlier, Kabul airport had been rocked by a suicide bombing that claimed the lives of nearly 200 people, including American soldiers.

Update: Hours after reports of the rocket attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a US airstrike targeted a terrorist who was going to attack Kabul airport. The Taliban said a drone strike by US forces targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle that wanted to attack Kabul International Airport on Sunday. In a message to reporters, the Taliban spokesman said the vehicle was loaded with explosives, but gave no further details.

At present, it is not known whether the “rocket strike” and this “drone strike” are the same incidents. the report says the rocket strike hit a residential building, while the Taliban say the US airstrike hit a vehicle.



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