Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20
A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said.
The militant group Daesh (Islamic State) claimed responsibility for the attack through its Telegram channel.
A senior medical officer of a private hospital said that at least 8 people were killed and 22 injured in the attack.
The blast took place in a western district of the city where people belonging to the minority Shia community are found in large numbers.
An investigation team is at the scene of the blast to assess the casualties and assist the injured, the interior ministry spokesman said.
Footage posted online showed ambulances heading to the scene, which is close to bus stations.
This attack happened a few days before Ashura, which is the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S), the grandson of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Earlier on Friday, at least eight people were killed and 18 injured in an explosion in a neighborhood of western Kabul, mostly inhabited by the Hazara community and was calso claimed by Daesh.