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Afghanistan: At least 2 wounded in explosion in Kabul's Dehmazang locality

The incident took place near Dehmazang square, TOLO News reported citing eyewitnesses. There is no information on casualties available so far, the local news agency said.
 

Afghanistan At least 2 wounded in explosion in Kabul's Dehmazang locality-dnm
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Kabul, First Published Oct 20, 2021, 2:08 PM IST
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Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul was rocked with an explosion on Wednesday morning, in which at least 2 people were killed, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.

While taking to Twitter, spokesperson Qari Saeed Khosty informed that a hand grenade was hurled from the Kabul Zoo towards Taliban security forces stationed in Dehmazang Square, Dehmazang locality in Police District 3 of Kabul. Qari said that following the explosion, a search operation is now underway to nab the culprits behind the attack.

The incident took place near Dehmazang square, TOLO News reported citing eyewitnesses.

There is no information on casualties available so far, the local news agency said.

Local residents said the explosion was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast targeting a Taliban pickup truck that was passing by the traffic circle near the Kabul police headquarters.

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"The explosion occurred roughly at 7:50 a.m. local time (0320 GMT) with a big bang, causing panic among the people and sending a grey smoke to the sky," a witness told Xinhua.

At least one person was killed and seven others, including three students, were wounded, he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The security situation has remained generally calm but uncertain across Afghanistan since the Taliban's takeover in mid-August.

However, deadly bomb attacks have been staged by Islamic State-affiliated militants in several Afghan provinces in recent weeks.

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