Multiple Blasts Rock Kabul, Casualties Feared: Report
Alarms might be heard blasting at embassies and companies in and around the Green Zone.
A series of loud surges shook main Kabul on Saturday, AFP correspondents heard, including a number of in fast succession that sounded like rockets being fired.
There were no instant reports of any casualties but the explosions occurred in densely populated parts of the Afghan capital consisting of near the centrally located Green Zone and at a neighbourhood in the north.
Alarms might be heard blaring at embassies and services around the Green Zone, a massive, heavily fortified quarter that houses lots of global business and their workers.
Unproven images flowing on social media revealed what appeared to be holes from rockets punched into a minimum of 2 separate buildings.
Authorities did not immediately comment but the interior ministry stated two little “sticky bomb” surges had been reported earlier Saturday early morning, including one that struck an authorities cars and truck, killing one cop and injuring 3 others.
The surges come ahead of a conference between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and arbitrators from the Taliban and the Afghan federal government the Gulf state of Qatar.
There is an ongoing wave of violence that has wrought carnage across Afghanistan in current months. No group right away claimed duty for Saturday’s blasts.
The Taliban have promised not to attack urban areas under the terms of an US withdrawal offer, but the Kabul administration has blamed the insurgents or their proxies for other recent attacks in Kabul.
Taliban and Afghan government negotiators released peace talks in September but progress has been slow.
Officials told AFP on Friday however that an advancement was expected to be announced in the coming days.
In the previous 6 months, the Taliban performed 53 suicide attacks and 1,250 surges that left 1,210 civilians dead and 2,500 injured, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said today.
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