- Title: Kabul suicide blast kills at least 24, wounds 40, official says
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) SMOKE RISING FROM SITE OF CAR BOMB ATTACK/AFGHAN SECURITY PERSONNEL INSPECTING THE SITE AFGHAN SECURITY PERSONNEL INSPECTING SITE OF CAR BOMB/ SMOKE RISING SECURITY PERSONNEL CARRYING RIFLE NEAR SITE OF ATTACK SECURITY PERSONNEL NEAR SITE OF ATTACK AMBULANCE DRIVING PAST ATTACK SITE WOUNDED MAN AT THE BACK OF A VEHICLE DRIVING AWAY (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) WITNESS AND RESIDENT OF THE AREA, ALI AHMAD, SAYING: "I was in my shop when suddenly I heard a terrible sound and as a result all of my shop windows were shattered." SECURITY PERSONNEL GUARDING THE AREA BLOWN UP WINDOWS OF NEARBY SHOPS POLICE TRUCK CARRYING A CHARRED MINI-BUS CAUSED BY CAR BOMB ATTACK POLICE TRUCK CARRYING THE CHARRED MINI-BUS AWAY FROM SITE OF ATTACK
- Embargoed: 7th August 2017 05:39
- Keywords: Afghan car bomb blast explosion Kabul
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R2T1S5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:A suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday (July 24) killed at least 24 people and wounded 40, doubling earlier casualty estimates, acting Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
Police said earlier that a suicide attacker had detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul, although the target of the attack remained unclear.
The latest suicide bombing adds to the unrelenting violence in Afghanistan, where at least 1,662 civilians were killed in the first half of the year. It came two weeks after the Islamic State group claimed an attack on a mosque in the capital that killed at least four people.
Kabul has accounted for at least 20 percent of all civilian casualties this year, including at least 150 people killed in a massive truck bomb attack at the end of May, according to United Nations figures.
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