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Afghanistan: Explosions target political gathering in Kabul Afghanistan News

"At least three people have died after several explosions addressed a political gathering attended by Afghanistan's chief executive and a former president of the capital Kabul," government officials said. "We have reports of explosions in the western part of Kabul . Investigations have been launched, "said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Another source at the Interior Ministry told local media that the source of explosion came from someone who burned mortar shells from a house in Kabul District 18. It There was no immediate claim to liability. An official who was at the ceremony but on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press that seven people were killed and 1 0 injured, the various accidents accounts could not be immediately associated with [19459006 Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, Former President Hamid Karzai, Former NSA Haneef Atmar, Former Vice President Yunus Qanuni, Deputy Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, 2nd Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq, and other officials at the ceremony that came under attack pic.twitter.com/jMrq1aPQOo – TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) March 7, 20 19 Earlier, a senior Interior Minister said the attackers could have targeted a large collection of Shia Muslims who attended a celebration on the anniversary of a leader's death in the Musala-e-Mazari Composition Hundreds of people attended the Kabul meeting to mark the 24th anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazars, leader of the Hezb-e-Wahdat Party. Mazari was killed by the Taliban after he was captured by them in 1995. "High Value" Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis said military vehicles were…

“At least three people have died after several explosions addressed a political gathering attended by Afghanistan’s chief executive and a former president of the capital Kabul,” government officials said.

“We have reports of explosions in the western part of Kabul . Investigations have been launched, “said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

Another source at the Interior Ministry told local media that the source of explosion came from someone who burned mortar shells from a house in Kabul District 18.

It There was no immediate claim to liability.

An official who was at the ceremony but on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press that seven people were killed and 1

0 injured, the various accidents accounts could not be immediately associated with [19459006

Earlier, a senior Interior Minister said the attackers could have targeted a large collection of Shia Muslims who attended a celebration on the anniversary of a leader’s death in the Musala-e-Mazari Composition

Hundreds of people attended the Kabul meeting to mark the 24th anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazars, leader of the Hezb-e-Wahdat Party.

Mazari was killed by the Taliban after he was captured by them in 1995.

“High Value”

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis said military vehicles were

“It was notice last night that this [gathering] can be attacked because there are many high value goals, “she said, reporting from Kabul.

The country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah and former president were both present and unharmed, AFP news age

Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani – who was in place – later tweeted “terrorists launched rocket attacks on the anniversary ceremony” and said he escaped safely.

“The Interior Ministry said that they have arrested a person they think they have fired a rocket and that the special forces have surrounded a house nearby where this collection took place where they believe the rockets were sent from,” Bellis says.

Speaking to the local news agency Tolo, a witness said the security forces were trying to evacuate the participants, and that the area had already been torn off.

“The people I saw as evacuated them within their own homes, which had smoke and fire coming out of them, “said the above-mentioned witness.

” People tried to come to all means of transport that were available to evacuate the wounded quickly to the hospital, “he added.” One of the injured lay on a cart. “

Men take one injured to the hospital after attacks in Kabul [Mohammad Ismail/Reuters]

The incident came as the US and the Taliban continue to hold peace negotiations in Qatar aimed at ending the nearly 18-year conflict.

The last major attack in Kabul occurred in January when the Taliban claimed the responsibility of a car bomb that struck the heavily fortified Green Village foreign association.

Heavy snowfall over large beaches in Afghanistan has led to reduced violence in winter, but warmer weather in the southern country is likely to lead to increased bloodshed.

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