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Two back to back explosions hit west of Kabul, 3 injured

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Two more explosions shook western Kabul on Saturday amid the frequent explosions that have occurred in Afghanistan.

The Hazara community of Kabul is located in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood, where the explosions reportedly took place. According to Khaama Press, the initial explosion apparently happened around 6:45 in the evening in front of a busy commercial market, while a second device subsequently detonated at the Pul-e-Khushk bus station.

According to a statement from the Taliban’s Interior Ministry, the explosion was caused by sticky explosives mounted on bicycles, injuring 3 bystanders. Following the explosion, the injured individuals were brought to nearby, closed hospitals, according to reports cited by Khaama Press.

The Shiite neighbourhood west of Kabul has been routinely targeted over the past few years when these explosions occur. Numerous attacks resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Hazara people, and the use of torture against the group has increased drastically.

No one group has taken ownership of the explosions.

Blasting has changed into the new standard in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over. Recently, a suicide bombing in front of the Russian embassy resulted in the deaths of over 15 individuals, including two diplomatic staff members.

The incident occurred a few days after an explosion that shook a mosque in northwest Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 20 people.

Numerous explosions have been recorded in the capital city of Kabul over the past few months, taking scores of innocent lives. This string of explosions follows a year under Taliban administration in Afghanistan.

Rights organisations said that the Taliban had repeatedly breached their promises to uphold women’s and human rights. The Islamic authorities severely restricted the rights of women and girls after seizing control of Kabul in August of last year. They also repressed the media, arbitrarily arrested, tortured, and summarily murdered critics and perceived enemies, among other violations.

According to rights organisations, the Taliban’s violations of human rights have drawn global condemnation and jeopardised international attempts to alleviate the severe humanitarian situation in the nation.

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