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3 killed, 13 injured in blast at Kabul restaurant

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3 killed, 13 injured in blast at Kabul restaurant

An explosion in Afghanistan’s capital has killed no less than three folks and wounded 13 others, a Taliban official mentioned on Wednesday.

According to Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the blast occurred in a restaurant within the metropolis’s western Dehmazang neighborhood. A group has arrived within the space to search out out the reason for the blast, he added.

Police didn’t say if the blast was an accident or the results of an assault. Afghan cities are typically the goal of the native Islamic State group affiliate.

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Residents and staff within the space mentioned the restaurant was a well-liked place to eat for low-income staff and poor folks as a result of it was low-cost.

One of these killed within the explosion was a young person who labored in a images store within the space. His funeral came about on Wednesday, a number of hours after the incident.

An eyewitness, Hamid, mentioned three of his mates have been killed. “There were many casualties and we put them into a civilian vehicle and some other vehicles, and they were taken to Isteqlal hospital.”

Mohammad Mukhtar, the daddy of one of many victims, mentioned his son had been having lunch on the restaurant.

“Five minutes later, we were informed that my son was martyred in the explosion. When I went to the hospital, I saw my son’s dead body. Who is responsible for it? Whom I can hold accountable for his loss?”

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IS’s native affiliate, often called the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, has elevated assaults on mosques and minorities throughout the nation for the reason that Taliban seized energy final August.

The group emerged in japanese Afghanistan in 2014 and is seen as the best safety problem going through the nation’s new Taliban rulers. Following their takeover a 12 months in the past, the Taliban have launched a sweeping crackdown on IS.

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