22 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing

On 22 April 2018, a suicide blast killed 69 people and wounded dozens more Sunday at a voter registration center in Koche Mahtab Qala, in the Dashte Barchi area of western Kabul, Afghanistan.[1][2] In addition to the fatalities, at least 120 others were injured in the attack.[3][4]

22 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing
Part of the War in Afghanistan
Blast site
Blast site (Kabul)
Blast site
Blast site (Afghanistan)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Coordinates34°31′06″N 69°07′37″E
DateApril 22, 2018
10 a.m. (UTC+4:30)
TargetShia Hazaras
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsSuicide vest
Deaths69
Injured120
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

Reactions

ISIL's Afghan branch claimed responsibility for the attack through Amaq News Agency, saying it had targeted Shia Hazara.[5]

Internationally, the attack was condemned by nations including the U.S.,[6] and organizations including the United Nations.[7]

See also

References

  1. Fedschun, Travis (2018-04-22). "ISIS suicide bombing at Afghanistan voter registration center kills 57". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. "Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital". AP News. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. Popalzai, Ehsan; Tawfeeq, Mohammed; Cullinane, Susannah. "Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration center, killing dozens". CNN. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  4. "Death toll from Kabul attack soars to 69". www.pajhwok.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  5. "Afghan voter centre blast kills dozens". BBC News. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  6. "Suicide bomber strikes voter registration center, kills 57 in Afghan capital". Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  7. "The Latest: UN chief condemns attack on Afghan vote center". Retrieved 2018-05-15.
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