Second bombing in two days in Kabul on eve of Eid al-Fitr holiday

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A bomb blast in a passenger van in Kabul on Saturday killed not less than one individual, officers stated, within the second explosion within the Afghan capital in two days, as safety issues rise on the eve of the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Fitr.

“One girl was killed and three extra injured,” Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for Kabul’s commander, advised Reuters.

A day earlier, an explosion killed greater than 50 worshipers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque amid a spate of mosque assaults throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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One witness to the passenger van blast, Ali Maisam, 19, who was ready outdoors a close-by bakery on the time, stated he noticed plenty of our bodies.

“I noticed individuals popping out of the minibus with bloody and burnt faces… I noticed that 4 our bodies had been taken out and a girl was among the many useless,” he stated.

Nobody has claimed duty for the blast, however most earlier bombings have been claimed by an Afghan offshoot of ISIS.

Safety issues have risen throughout Afghanistan because the nation prepares to mark Eid al-Fitr on Sunday underneath Taliban rule for the primary time in additional than 20 years, after the group was faraway from energy following a US invasion in 2001.

The Taliban retook energy final August after overseas forces pulled in a foreign country.

Taliban authorities introduced on Saturday that Eid could be marked the next day, resulting in raucous rounds of celebratory gunfire within the streets of Kabul late on Saturday night time.

The authorities additionally moved to assuage individuals’s fears over safety forward of Eid.

“We guarantee our countrymen we are going to guarantee safety throughout Eid,” spokesman for Afghan inside ministry Abdul Nafee Takor stated.

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