A spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said that the blast took place in the posh area Sherpur, which falls in the Green Zone. It is home to many senior government officials.
Afghan security forces deployed after the blast in Kabul (Photo- PTI)
Amid the ongoing conflict with the Taliban, a massive explosion took place in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The blast took place outside the home of Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi. According to media reports, at least 10 people were injured in this blast. Business Khabar correspondent Sumit Choudhary told Kabul that after the blast, firing went off for a long time and unknown people tried to move towards the Defense Minister’s house.
According to the report, the area where the blast took place falls in the green zone, it is a very sensitive area. However, it is not yet clear whether people were injured in the blast or in the firing. A spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said that the blast took place in the posh area Sherpur, which falls in the Green Zone. It is home to many senior government officials. So far no organization has claimed responsibility for this attack.
Afghanistan has been a battleground for the last few months. Since the beginning of the withdrawal of American troops, the Taliban have been continuously attacking areas in Afghanistan. The Taliban has gradually started moving towards the provincial capitals. On the other hand, 95 percent of US and NATO troops have gone back and the remaining soldiers are expected to return from Afghanistan by August 31.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday blamed the hasty withdrawal of US and NATO troops for the deteriorating security situation in the country. Addressing parliament, Ghani said, “The peace process talks with the Taliban have not yielded any benefits, but have created a state of suspicion and suspicion among the people of Afghanistan. Taliban does not believe in peace. In the next six months there will be unprecedented changes and the Taliban will be pushed back.”
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