Afghan Terror Continues To Claim Lives

Posted on January 17, 2017 by

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On Tuesday, 10 January, 31 people were killed and 80 were wounded in two bombings near the Afghan parliament building located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

The first happened when a bomber on foot detonated their device by a van carrying administrative staffers. The second blast came from another vehicle timed to detonate when police arrived on the scene. Most of the victims are said to be civilians. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for both attacks and that they had been targeting Afghan intelligence officers.

Later on Tuesday, five were killed and fourteen were injured in another blast at Kandahar; the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Afghanistan was among the injured. No one has yet claimed responsibility for this blast.

Early on Tuesday morning, a suicide bomber took the lives of seven and injured six in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Helmand province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for this as well.

“The Taliban shamelessly claim credit for the attack on civilians, and they’re proud of it,” Afghani President Ashraf Ghani said to the BBC.

The number of armed clashes in Afghanistan was at its highest last year since the United Nations began recording in 2007.

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