Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul

Katrina Barker
January 6, 2018

A suicide bomber in Kabul blew himself up near a crowd of police and protesters on Thursday, Afghan officials said.

According to Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for the Kabul police, riot police were deployed to the area after protests turned violent, only to be hit by the suicide bomber.

All of the dead were police. Among the 18 wounded were 16 officers and two civilians, deputy interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told reporters.

Despite increased security measures, Kabul has become one of the deadliest places for civilians in war-torn Afghanistan in recent months due to increased Taliban attacks and IS attempts to expand its influence in the country.

This comes as the local residents and eyewitnesses in the area had earlier said that the suicide attack took place at the end of a demonstration in the area. No group has yet claimed that attack.

Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned a suicide attack in the Afghan capital that resulted in at least 20 casualties.

Security in Kabul has been tightened since 31 May when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others, mostly civilians.

The blast happened close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials said.

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