At least 18 killed, 145 wounded in Taliban car-bomb attack in Kabul
Wednesday, 07 August 2019
At least 18 people were killed and 145 more injured when a car bomb exploded on August 7 outside a police station in Kabul, Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry said.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): At least 18 people were killed and 145 more injured when a car bomb exploded on August 7 outside a police station in Kabul, Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry said.
Women and children were among the victims of the attack that occurred at around 9 a.m. local time, the Interior Ministry's Nusrat Rahimi said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement, saying that one of its suicide bombers carried out the attack, which had targeted a "recruitment center."
"A large number of soldiers and police were killed or wounded," the Taliban said in an August 7 statement.
However, it wasn't immediately clear if anyone was killed in the attack, which occurred in the western part of the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour.
The device exploded when a vehicle stopped at a checkpoint outside the station, Rahimi said.
The attack reportedly targeted police district 6 (PD6) headquarters in the Golaee Dawa Khana area of Kabul.
Eyewitnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion.
A Health Ministry spokesman said 34 people were brought into hospitals with injuries.
Despite peace talks between the Taliban and the United States, there has been no letup in violence in Afghanistan.