Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 5 dead, 50 injured | Iran International

Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 5 dead, 50 injured

A car bomb explosion in the protected zone of Green village protected zone in Kabul left at least five dead and 50 injured.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the explosion that occurred in the heavily protected area where foreign civilians reside.

Nosrat Rahimi, the spokesperson for the interior ministry of Afghanistan said: “The car bomb exploded in the residential area in Green Village in Kabul.”

Some sources had announced the number of injured as high as 100, but the spokesperson for the interior ministry announced so far there have been 5 dead and 50 injured.

The explosion was so powerful that it was heard from several kilometers away.

According to witnesses after the explosion, there were gunshots heard.

Rahimi denied armed confrontation between the attackers and police forces in Kabul after the explosion.

Hours after the explosion, the Taliban claimed responsibility.

The explosion occurred right after Zalmay Khalilzad, Us Representative for peace in Afghanistan, announced that after months of negotiations with Taliban, the peace agreement draft has been prepared and it only needs to be approved by President Trump.

“According to the peace agreement with the Taliban, the United States will evacuate 5000 soldiers from Afghanistan and American forces will evacuate five bases in that country,” Khalilzad said.

At the same time, it has been reported that Ahmad Masoud, 30, son of Ahmad Shah Masoud, will officially start his anti-Taliban movement on Thursday, on the eighteenth anniversary of his father’s assassination.

Ahmad Shah Masoud, the leader of the coalition of Afghan groups against the Taliban was assassinated two days before the September 11 attacks.



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