Two attacks happened hours apart bloody the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. There are many injured and the provisional death toll of the first attack, which took place this morning, is at 20 dead. Evidence seems to show that a suicide bomber blew himself up against a bus in the central district of Pul-e-Charkhi in Jalalabad road. The minibus transported men working for a private security company and was passing by the hospital. The nationality of the victims on board the vehicle that suffered the attack is still unknown. For its part, the Afghan news agency Pajhwok claims that “among the victims there are many Nepalese”.
The Taliban have claimed the attack. A spokesman for the terrorist group that inspires itself to Islam has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on social media, making it clear that its target were “the forces of aggression” in Afghanistan. It was the first attack in the capital since the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month characterized by fasting and prayers in the Islamic religion, that is to say, two weeks ago.
Shortly after the first explosion, a second attack took place in Kabul. An Afghan PM was injured following the explosion of a magnetic bomb placed under his car, according the site Khaama Press news. The victim is Ataullah Faizani; a bomb placed beneath his car went off in the Chel Siton, wounding five more people, two of whom are in serious condition. This second attack has not been claimed yet.