Two children killed in car explosion near Kabul
An explosion near Afghan capital, Kabul, leaves two children dead and several others injured.
Two children were killed and several civilians sustained injuries in a bomb blast just outside Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, an eyewitness told Sputnik on Sunday.
The source said a bomb exploded in a car belonging to the Taliban in the Bagrami District in the central part of Kabul Province.
"The bomb exploded ... around 12:00 local time, killed two children and injured several civilians," the eyewitness said.
The situation in Afghanistan is worsening daily following the chaotic withdrawal of the US from the country.
Taliban officials have not yet commented on the incident, and no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Recently, Afghan media reported an explosion in the fourth security district of Kabul, the capital of the country.
A car belonging to the Afghan police was also targeted in the center of Kabul last week.
The withdrawal of the US-led coalition left everyone involved distraught and confused. The international community saw the withdrawal as a failure for Washington and its allies, and it raised concerns about the future of Afghanistan under the Taliban after the United States ravaged every part of the Afghan economy and left it in ruins through two decades of war.
The Taliban had announced earlier in September that Mullah Mohammad Hassan would be the prime minister of their upcoming interim government, while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be deputy Prime Minister, following the announcement of taking control of all parts of Afghanistan.
In a meeting held in Kabul, Qari Fasihuddin, the chief of staff of the Taliban, announced that consultations to form a strong and organized army in the near future to protect Afghanistan are underway with other officials, warning that all resistance groups in the country will be eliminated.