Two Explosions Strike Kabul Leaving People Injured, Source Says
07:01 GMT 18.09.2021 (Updated: 07:18 GMT 18.09.2021)
© AP Photo / STRAfghan security forces arrive after a powerful explosion outside the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 18, 2019.
© AP Photo / STR
KABUL (Sputnik) - Two explosions have struck the capital of Afghanistan, one of them left several people injured, a security forces source in Kabul told Sputnik.
The first explosion occurred in Dasht-e-Barchi in District 13 of western Kabul and resulted in several injured. The second blast went off in a different neighbourhood of the same district, but there are no reports of any injured individuals yet.
Earlier this year, as foreign troops began leaving the country, the Taliban* sped up their offensive. On 15 August, the Taliban entered Kabul, causing many foreigners and Afghans who had worked with foreign forces to rush to the airport in the hopes of escaping. The evacuation was made even more chaotic by several attacks claimed by a local branch of the Daesh* terrorist group. The Taliban said shortly after entering Kabul that the group would not allow any terrorist organisation to operate in Afghanistan.
On 31 August, US troops left Afghanistan, putting an end to a nearly 20-year mission there. Several weeks later, the organisation proclaimed control over the province of Panjshir, once the last holdout to Taliban power in the war-ravaged nation. This was followed by the Taliban announcing the composition of the country's provisional government
*The Taliban and Daesh are terrorist groups banned in Russia and many other countries.