KABUL: As many as eight people were killed and 18 wounded in a blast that rocked a minority residential area in Afghanistan capital on Friday. Daesh claimed responsibility for a deadly blast in a minority residential area in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the group said. The Afghan police said at least eight people were killed and 18 wounded in the blast. Daesh said in a statement that 20 people were killed and injured in an attack launched in western Kabul.
“The explosion happened in a crowded place,” said Khalid Zadran, the city’s police spokesman. Video shared on social media purportedly of the blast site showed men rushing to help the injured after the incident.
A senior Taliban security official, who declined to be named, said primary investigations revealed that explosives were placed in a vegetable cart and the blast resulted in the wounding and killing of more than 50 people, including women and children.
“There is a possibility that the death toll will increase because most of the wounded people had critical wounds,” he said. Daesh has claimed recent attacks, mainly on the minority community.