Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 4 and wounds at least 113

Afghan security forces gather around a compound in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019, a day after the area experienced a suicide attack Afghan security forces gather around a compound in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019, a day after the area experienced a suicide attack RAHMAT GUL/AP

14 January 2019

A vehicle bomb inflicted significant damage in the Afghan capital as the Taliban continue relentless attacks

On the 14th of January 2019 a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack, shortly after claimed by the Taliban, took place near the Green Village compound and has left five people dead and at least 113 injured . This area is home to several international organizations as well as guesthouses and has in the recent past become a frequent location for attacks. The four that died were security guards and among those injured, 23 children are reported.

A Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political organization, known under the name of the Taliban, currently either directly controls or is contesting nearly half of the country. Although the United States has made strong efforts to bring peace in the midst of the 17-year war, the group has continued to conduct terrorist activities in the region. As the city of Kabul is home to several IGOs and is the capital of the war-driven country, it is a tempting spot for terrorist organizations to infiltrate. Despite being heavily guarded by Afghan forces and contracted security personnel, this area in Kabul has witnessed several attacks in the past.

An official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), who is currently located in the country, has since condemned the suicide attack and has said that “The Taliban must stop continuing to use violence against their own people and come to the negotiating table.” At the present moment, the Taliban have refused to enter into any talks with the city of Kabul, despite heavy pressure from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirants and Pakistan, where the Taliban leadership is located.

 

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https://aoav.org.uk/2019/kabul-car-bomb-leaves-five-dead-and-over-110-injured/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/at-least-4-killed-dozens-wounded-in-kabul-vehicle-bombing/2019/01/14/e7009c24-180e-11e9-a804-c35766b9f234_story.html?utm_term=.01f5f7467abd
https://thediplomat.com/2019/01/taliban-suicide-bomber-kills-4-wounds-over-100-in-kabu

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