After Munich,Germany Kabul in Afghanistan under terror attack. World has gone for a toss and peace is not confirmed state of affair anywhere.
Crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul has been shattered by ISIS group terrorists act of twin explosions today that ripped through by killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in their first major attack in the Afghan capital.
The bombings, apparently aimed at sowing sectarian discord in a country well known for Shia-Sunni harmony, came as thousands of Hazaras gathered to protest over a multi-million-dollar power line.
“As a result of the attack 80 people were martyred and 231 others were wounded,” the interior ministry said in a statement.
“Based on initial information, the attack was carried out by three suicide bombers… The third attacker was gunned down by security forces.”
The Taliban, who are in the normal terror factor in Kabul, strongly denied any involvement in the attack.
ISIS claimed the bombings in a statement carried by its affiliated Amaq news agency, calling it an attack on Shiites.
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“Two fighters of the Islamic State detonated their explosive belts in a gathering of Shiites in… Kabul,” Amaq said.
Nangarhar is the base for ISIS in Afghanistan but this act has given a major boost for their presence in the capital area as well. Which is not at all a good sign for peace.
The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency, said the attack was masterminded by Abu Ali, an ISIS commander in Nangarhar’s volatile Achin district.
AP VIDEO: A suicide attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul kills dozens. https://t.co/QlTEaPsMVR
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At least 61 dead in blast during protest in Kabul https://t.co/FZrQRjHChS
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