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World More than 20 dead in bomb attacks in Kabul and the province of Ghasni

20:35  24 october  2020
20:35  24 october  2020 Source:   dw.com

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Notwithstanding all peace talks, Afghan extremists are trying to secure their power with bloody violence. Young people willing to train and bus passengers are among the victims this time.

Ein bei dem Anschlag in Kabul verletzter junger Mann wird in ein Krankenhaus eingeliefert © Mohammad Ismail / Reuters A young man injured in the attack in Kabul is admitted to a hospital

Many schoolchildren were killed in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul. At least 13 people died and around 30 were injured, said a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. The assassin, who wanted to gain access to a training center in the western district of Dascht-e Bartschi, was discovered by security forces. The man then blew himself up in an alley, killing many young people with him. The IS terrorist militia has since assumed responsibility for the bomb attack.

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Another bomb attack in Ghazni province killed nine civilians. A spokesman for the regional police department explicitly blamed the Taliban for the attack. According to this, a street bomb exploded just as an omnibus passed.

Despite the peace talks that the Islamists and the Afghan government are currently holding in Kabul, violence in Afghanistan has recently increased considerably. The Taliban are using attacks as leverage in the negotiations. The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, only warned this week that the violence would jeopardize the peace process.

Experten begutachten nach dem Bombenanschlag die Schäden an dem Ausbildungszentrum in Kabul © Rahmatullah Alizadah / Xinhua / picture-alliance Experts examine the damage to the training center in Kabul after the bomb attack

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Your browser does not support this video In the Dascht-e district of Kabul Bartschi, the majority of whom are Shiites, has been attacked by the "Islamic State" on several occasions. The Sunni extremists are fighting Shiites as apostates. In March, IS carried out two attacks in the west of the capital, leaving numerous dead, targeting not only Shiites but also followers of the Sikh religion. In an attack on a maternity ward in May, strangers killed many mothers with their newborn children. The US also blamed ISIS for this.

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Verwandte tragen den Sarg eines der Opfer des Bombenanschlags in der afghanischen Provinz Ghasni © Str / AFP Relatives carry the coffin of one of the victims of the bomb attack in the Afghan province of Ghasni

This week there was also criticism of the Afghan authorities after 11 children were killed in an army air strike in the northeastern province of Tachar on Wednesday had been. The government in Kabul rejected the criticism, stating that all those killed were Taliban fighters.

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