Kabul blast: 80 killed, 231 injured in explosion near Deh Mazang Circle

| Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 20:46
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New Delhi: At least 80 people have been killed and 231 wounded after two explosion ripped through a protest march in Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, interior ministry officials said.

A suicide bomber hit a demonstration by the members of Hazara community in Kabul. Three police chiefs, from PD1, PD3 and PD6 have been injured in the attack at Kabul rally.

Eyewitnesses report one suicide bomber wearing a burqa detonated explosives while standing among demonstrators in Kabul.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, says the group’s Amaq News Agency.

One protestor told TOLOnews from the blast scene that road closures and blockades will not deter their struggle for justice Kabul.

The Hazaras were marching to demand changes to the route of a planned power line as it was bypassing areas with large Hazara populations.

The injured were taken to nearby hospital after the blast in Deh Mazang square.

Last month, an Afghan police convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber outside capital Kabul killing 40 policemen, according to a BBC report. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. 

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