Afghanistan: At least 19 dead, many injured in blasts near funeral in Kabul

This comes three days after a truck bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter left 90 people dead and wounded hundreds.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2017 9:17 pm
Kabul blast, Kabul explosion, Afghanistan blast, Kabul funeral blast, Kabul cemetery blast, 12 dead-afghanistan, world news, afghan terror, indian express At least 12 people were killed and many injured on Saturday in Kabul (Source: Google Maps)

At least 19 people were killed and many injured on Saturday in Kabul after multiple explosions ripped through the burial services of a victim of violent clashes between Afghan police and protesters a day earlier, according to Reuters. The funeral was being held for the protester, who was the son of Senator Mohammad Alam Izdyar. He was killed during demonstrations while demanding better security in the country.

The latest development comes three days after a truck bombing in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter left 90 people dead and wounded hundreds. It was the deadliest attack in the city since 2001.

Amid increasing violence in the country, President Ashraf Ghani has issued a call for unity. “The country is under attack,” Ghani said in a message on Twitter. “We must be strong and united.”

According to Kabul’s Italian-run Emergency Hospital, 19 people had been reported killed and 16 wounded had been brought to the hospital. However, the interior ministry said there were six dead and 87 wounded.

Reacting to the incident, the Taliban, which has carried out bomb attacks in the past, denied having any role and instead blamed factional rivalries in the government’s own camp.

With Reuters inputs

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    ramesh ahuja
    Jun 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm
    SHEER AFGHANISTAN do surgical strike and make your country strong ,OYEE LOOSHEE ,make pkstn eat Afgani tuiti ,taaaatiiii, Lafanga has started eating now religiously, Jannat mileeegaaaa useeeee
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      Indian
      Jun 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm
      LAGE RAHO MUSLIM BHAI ............... NAMAZ, FAST, KI-LL ....... KI-LL, KI-LL. ......... Keep the KI-LL-INGS amongst MUSLIMS and enjoy the RELIGION of PIECE- PIECE.
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        Leave Islam
        Jun 3, 2017 at 6:32 pm
        Namaj Namaj Namj Bomb Blast. Namaj Namaj Namaj Bomb Blast. Namaj Namaj Namaj Bomb Blast. Namaj Namaj Namaj Bomb Blast. Looks like there is connection between these two for sure
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          lafanga
          Jun 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm
          It's namaz and not namaj you d i c k head. Don't write the way you c h u t y a's talk lol
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            ramesh ahuja
            Jun 3, 2017 at 10:09 pm
            Allah is great and God is one, take this words seriously and not as fun ,just stand nangaaaa on filthy streets of Pkstn and just hold and scratch for few minutes and see the fun, if you train a dog to bark and bite others it is fun for few months. because God and Allah will direct same dog to bite the same person who trained for fun, open you eyes and see what is happening in your country and there will be tears in your eyes whats going to happen in future, so don't be naaangaaa , keep you heart and soul good to be changaaa, the day you eat of Indians as ammanat and drink as ibbidat you will be in janaaat . your decision
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              ramesh ahuja
              Jun 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm
              Eat sheet , and drink , mutti, try kar
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            Leave Islam
            Jun 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm
            Ramzan bombathon offer. Kil 12 get 12 free. From Allah to human with love and Big Bang. Just 3 days before this guy killed 100 in ramzan bombathon
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              lafanga
              Jun 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm
              How many people suffered due to rape-athon and lynchathon in Hindia during the same time? BTW this bombathon was sponsored by your RAW oh and cute name. Did you use both your brain cells to come up with it lol
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                ramesh ahuja
                Jun 3, 2017 at 10:12 pm
                Your are now nangaaaa :)) heeee