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Woman killed as second bombing in as many days hits Afghan capital Kabul

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Onlookers walk next to an ambulance carrying victims near the site of a blast in the Afghan capital city of Kabul, on April 29, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

At least one woman has been killed and three others have been injured in a blast in Kabul, just a day after scores lost their lives in a mosque explosion targeting worshippers in the Afghan capital.

The Saturday blast targeted a passenger van as security concerns rise on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

"One woman was killed and three more injured," Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for Kabul's commander, told Reuters.

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Saturday attack through its telegram channel.

"I saw people coming out of the minibus with bloody and burnt faces... I saw that four bodies were taken out and a woman was among the dead,” an eyewitness said.

At least 50 people were killed and dozens others injured on Friday in a blast targeting the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in western Kabul just a day after two separate bomb explosions rocked the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

The Taliban have been trying to assuage people's fears over security ahead of the Muslim holiday.

"We assure our countrymen we will ensure security during Eid," spokesman for the interior ministry of Taliban's acting government, Abdul Nafee Takor, said.

UN condemns bomb attack on mosque in Afghan capital

Also on Saturday, the United Nations secretary-general slammed the Friday mosque attack in the Afghan capital and sympathized with the survivors.

"He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to those injured. Attacks against civilians and civilian objects, including mosques, are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law," said a spokesman for Antonio Guterres.

Friday's blast came a day after two bomb blasts targeted two minibuses carrying Shia Muslims in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least nine people.

A week earlier, a bomb was set off at a Shia mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least 12 worshippers and wounding scores more. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.


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