Multiple killed, wounded in explosion near Kabul military airfield
The cause of the blast is yet to be determined.
Sources reported on Sunday that an explosion in a military airfield near the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, resulted in multiple deaths and several injured.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Abdul Nafy Takor, said the cause of the blast has yet to be determined.
"A number of our compatriots have been martyred and wounded in the blast," Takor said, adding that an investigation is underway.
Abdul Nafi Takoor, Taliban's spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, confirmed that an #explosion took place at the first gate of the #Kabul_Military_Airport, as a result of which a number of people have been killed and wouned. No more details released yet.— Afghan Analyst (@AfghanAnalyst2) January 1, 2023
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The Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in August following an incredibly chaotic withdrawal of US troops and the end of the US occupation of the country.
Since reclaiming power, the Taliban has been battling a local chapter of IS-K, which is believed to be responsible for the majority of terrorist attacks and bomb explosions in Afghanistan.
The presence of IS-K in the country is minimal, and the movement has been working to eliminate the group, according to the Taliban.
About three weeks ago, five Chinese individuals were injured by gunmen who attempted a shooting spree in a hotel in Kabul that is popular with Chinese business people. IS claimed the attack.
The IS continues to carry out frequent attacks against normal citizens and Afghan minority communities since the Taliban returned to power.
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