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In Kabul street, car bomb kills 4 physicians, passer-by

Municipal workers clean up debris at the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 22, 2020. (File photo by AFP)

Five people have been killed in a car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital.

Four of the victims were physicians working at Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, where Taliban inmates are held. The fifth was a passer-by.

Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul Police, said on Tuesday that a ‘magnetic bomb’ attached to the vehicle transporting the doctors was the tool of terror.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

‘Peace talks’ continue between the Taliban and the Afghan government. But a wave of fatal attacks has been at the high tide recently.

The Tuesday episode followed a similar car bombing two days earlier, where 10 people were killed in the capital city. The target was a member of parliament.

A deal signed in February between the Taliban and the United States stipulated that the militant group halt attacks on international forces in return for the US military’s phased withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

The circumstances do not appear to be positive amid the air of insecurity, not least in the capital.

Add to that, reports hinting at Washington’s green light to members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists to move into Afghanistan in the wake of the group’s defeats in Syria and Iraq. 

Daesh has already claimed responsibility for some recent attacks in Kabul, particularly one on education centers in the capital.

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