Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul, Injures Several Others
A powerful car bomb killed at least eight people and wounded 47 in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, officials said Saturday.
Hours later, the U.N. condemned an ‘alarming’ increase in attacks in the country targeting civilians.
The death toll in the explosion late Friday that also destroyed 14 houses is expected to rise because several of the injured were critical, said Rafiq Sherzai, a spokesman for the provincial hospital.
One among the dead and 11 of the injured were Afghan Security Forces personnel while the remainder were civilians, including women and children, said Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian.
No one immediately claimed responsibility.
Within hours of the attack, the U.N. Security Council at a press briefing in New York condemned an ‘alarming’ increase in attacks in Afghanistan targeting civilians even as the Taliban and the Afghan government hold on-again-off-again talks in Qatar.