Explosions in Afghanistan wound dozens on Independence Day

  • Monday 19, August 2019 10:53 PM
  • Explosions in Afghanistan wound dozens on Independence Day
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence.
No group claimed responsibility for the 10 bombs but both “Daesh” and the “Taliban” terrorists operate in the area.

“Daesh” claimed responsibility for a weekend bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people and wounded nearly 200.

The Jalalabad bombs were planted near a market where hundreds of people had congregated after attending Independence Day events. Senior health official Fahim Bashari said at least 66 people were wounded, including 20 children enjoying the public holiday.

Independence day ceremonies in Kabul were curtailed out of respect for those who died in the Saturday night bomb, the government said.