Kabul (Capital of Afghanistan) — A bomb exploded at the doorway Kabul’s the international airport Monday, killing a minimum of 5 people within the latest bloodshed following a 24-hour blitz of Taleban bombings and attacks last week.
A interpreter for the Taleban insurgents, Zabiullah Muslim, claimed responsibility for the bombing at the Afghanistan airport — one of the most heavily guarded sites within the Kabul and adjacent to a military case with coalition forces backing Afghan forces.
The statement said the bombing “targeted occupying foreigner forces” which all of these killed were foreigners. There was no official details on the casualties, including a minimum of sixteen people wounded.
The attack came after a series of deadly strikes Friday across the Kabul, together with a truck bomb that destroyed many town blocks, a bombing at the national academy of police and a ground assault on another coalition base.
The casualty toll from Friday’s incidents was thirty six people dead and over two hundred get injured, all of them Afghan civilians. A U.N. report this month reported record-high civilian casualty rates within the past six months of conflict between Afghan forces and insurgents, with over One Thousand Six Hundred dead and Three Thousand Three Hundred injured.
Monday’s bombing occurred just after noon at a jam-packed roundabout at the entrance of airport in central Kabul, where long lines of cars wait at a checkpoint for preliminary passenger searches. A car packed with explosives maneuvered into the busy scene, police said.
The wave of violence appeared triggered by an influence struggle at intervals the religious movement when the insurgents last week confirmed the 2013 death of their founder, Mullah Mohammed Omar, and named a replacement leader instantly vowed to continue the group’s campaign to bring Islamic law to Islamic State of Afghanistan.
After revealing Omar’s death, the Taliban movement instantly off peace talks regular for the last weekend in July — underscoring the inner rifts between factions who favor negotiating with the Afghan government and people who wish to continue fighting.
The spate of terror attacks since then have exhibit an on the spot threat to the govt of President Ashraf Ghani, who made peace talks a centerpiece of his agenda and sought help facilitate from next-door Asian country Pakistan, that has secure several Taliban movement leaders for years.