Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

06 January, 2018, 02:31 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • People stand near the scene of Thursday evening's suicide attack in Kabul Afghanistan. ─ AP

Pakistan has condemned a suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday in which several people were killed and injured.

Thursday evening´s blast targeted police as they clashed with angry protesters following a raid on shopkeepers accused of illegally peddling drugs and alcohol.

According to Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for the Kabul police, riot police were deployed to the area after protests turned violent, only to be hit by the suicide bomber.

Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy spokesperson at the Interior Ministry, said that civilians and members of the security forces were among the casualties.

No group has so far claimed the attack.

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The security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.

Earlier this week, the Afghan intelligence operatives managed to foil a series of deadly attacks plotted by the IS in Kabul city and at least 13 insurgents were arrested in connection with the same.

The local Tolo News stated that it was a suicide attack. It was the third deadly attack claimed by the extremist group in December alone.

Security in Kabul has been tightened since 31 May when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others, mostly civilians.

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