Explosions across Afghanistan kill at least 10 people and injure dozens

A series of explosions in Afghanistan on Thursday killed at least 10 people and injured dozens more, police and hospital officials said.

No one was immediately responsible for the deadly explosion.

The worst of the three attacks occurred in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, kneeling in prayer and killing at least 10 worshipers, said Dr. Ghawsuddin Anwari, head of a major hospital in northern Mazar-i-Sharif. rice field. An additional 40 people were injured. They were carried by ambulance and private car.

The explosion at the Said-Ken Mosque in northern Mazar-i-Sharif occurred when Muslims reached the month of Ramadan.

At the beginning of Thursday in the capital Kabul, a roadside bomb exploded, injuring two children. The bomb also targeted the country’s minority Shiites, who struck the Dasht-e-Barchi district of Kabul, which is dominated by Afghan minority Shiite Muslims.

Two days ago in the same area, multiple explosions targeting educational institutions killed at least six people, mostly children and injured 17 others.

The third explosion on Thursday struck northern Kunduz and collided with a vehicle equipped with a machine contracted by the ruling Taliban, according to Mattiura Rouhani, head of information and culture in Kunduz.

A series of deadly explosions on Thursday will occur after the relatively mild months in Afghanistan and after the crackdown on ISIS-K in the first few months after the Taliban’s terrorist group wiped out power.

The ISIS-affiliated ISIS-K, which has been active in Afghanistan since 2014, is considered the largest security challenge facing the Taliban. Following their August acquisition, the Taliban have begun a thorough crackdown on ISIS headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, a minority of Hazaras defenders called for an end to the killings. The Hazaras, who make up about 9% of Afghanistan’s 36 million population, are targeted alone because of their ethnicity and religion, which is different from other ethnic groups such as the Tajiks, Uzbeks, and the majority of Pashtuns. I am.

ISIS-K previously targeted schools in the Shiite-dominated Dasht-e-Barchi district. More than 60 children (mainly girls) were killed when two bombs exploded outside the school, also in the Dasht-e-Barchi district, a few months before the Taliban came to power in Kabul last May. I was killed.

Dasht-e-Barchi and other parts of western Kabul are homes of Shiite minorities in Afghanistan, mostly targeted by supporters of ISIS affiliates, but no one claims the credit of the recent explosion. I have not.

Associated Press