Double Blasts In Afghanistan Kill At Least 7: Officials

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The blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, took place in an area dominated by Hazara community where attacks on buses earlier this month killed 12 civilians.

Double Blasts In Afghanistan Kill At Least 7: Officials

Two blasts killed at least seven people in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. (Representational)



Kabul:

Blasts hit two buses in western Kabul on Saturday, killing at least seven people, according to police.

The explosions took place in a neighbourhood dominated by the minority Hazara community where similar attacks on buses earlier this month killed 12 civilians.

Basir Mujahid, Kabul’s police spokesman, added that six people had also been wounded in Saturday’s blasts.

Violence has been rising as foreign forces withdraw from the country by Sept. 11 and efforts to broker a peace settlement between the Afghan government and insurgent Taliban have slowed.

It was not immediately clear who was behind Saturday’s attacks.

The Hazara community has also been the target of a number of attacks from the Islamic State group. In May an unclaimed attack on a school in the area left around 80, mostly school girls, dead.

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