Death toll rises to 17, 119 others injured in Kabul explosions

By on March 2, 2017


The death toll has risen to 17 while 119 others were wounded in twin suicide bombings that struck Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, reported local media Tolo News on Thursday.   (Photo by MarsRover (en) - traced from "Map of Kabul, Afghanistan - CIA, 1980.jpg" using InkScape, Public Domain,)
The death toll has risen to 17 while 119 others were wounded in twin suicide bombings that struck Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, reported local media Tolo News on Thursday.
(Photo by MarsRover (en) – traced from “Map of Kabul, Afghanistan – CIA, 1980.jpg” using InkScape, Public Domain,)

KABUL—The death toll has risen to 17 while 119 others were wounded in twin suicide bombings that struck Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, reported local media Tolo News on Thursday.

“The latest figures released by health authorities said that 17 people were killed and 119 wounded by Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in Kabul,” the report said.

On Wednesday, Taliban militants attacked a police station with a massive car bomb in the west side of the city while they launched another suicide bombing against a national intelligence agency office east of the city.

Most of the wounded sustained injuries by shrapnel and flying glasses following the powerful explosion on police station, which is located near a military school in a crowded area.

Among the injured, about 25 people remained in critical condition, the report added.

Some four or five militants were involved in the twin attacks, but further details about the incident are still forthcoming amid the absence of any official statement.

Taliban militants, who ruled the country before being ousted in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency, staging ambushes and suicide attacks, killing combatants as well as civilians.

They have been on rampage since the beginning of 2015 when the Afghan security forces assumed the full responsibilities of security from the US and NATO forces.