Afghanistan: Explosion in Foreign Ministry in Kabul kills 2, injures 12


At least two persons were killed and 12 others have been injured in a heavy blast near Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry in downtown Kabul on Monday, according to a hospital run by an Italian NGO, reported Al Jazeera.
“We received some patients,” said Stefano Sozza of Italian NGO Emergency. The NGO runs a surgical centre specialising in treating victims of the long-drawn war in downtown Kabul, the Al Jazeera said.A tweet from the NGO said at least one child was among the injured in the incident that took place near the foreign ministry.
Afghanistan-based Tolo News also tweeted, “A blast happened on Foreign Ministry’s road near the Daudzai Trade Center in downtown Kabul this afternoon, eyewitnesses said, describing it as a heavy explosion.”
However, Taliban officials have not commented on the incident yet and none of the group has claimed responsibility for the attack either.
Monday’s incident took place around lunchtime, when the city is especially crowded as government office staff leave early for the day during the Islamic month of Ramzan.