Kabul: 110 arrested for gun s3x, ISIS claims Sunday’s suicide attack
More than 100 arrested in connection to aerial firings in Kabul city
[KhaamaPress] More than one hundred people have been arrested in connection to the aerial firings in Kabul city as the country marks the Week of Martyrs coinciding with the death of the former Mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said at least one hundred and ten people have been arrested by the security forces in connection to the aerial firings in various parts of the city.
The statement further added that the security forces have also confiscated ten weapons and at least twenty five vehicles during the same operations.
This comes as the Ministry of Public Health had earlier said at least thirteen people have sustained injuries due to the aerial firings in the capital.
In another incident, at least seven people were killed and at least twenty four others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the supporters of late Ahmad Shah Massoud who were marching in the streets of the city.
The Ministry of Interior said the incident took place at around 3pm local time in Taimani area in the vicinity of the 4th police district of the city.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident but the Kabul Garrison Command had earlier warned regarding the possible attacks during the Week of Martyrs in the city.
ISIS claims suicide attack on the supporters of Massoud in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, has claimed the suicide attack on a convoy of the supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Kabul city.
The group issued a statement claiming that the attack was carried out by one of the suicide bombers of ISIS Khurasan Talha Khurasani.
The statement further added that the attack has inflicted casualties on at least 55 people.
However, the officials said late on Sunday that the attack has left at least 7 dead and while 24 others sustained injuries.
The Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the attack was carried out at around 3pm local time by a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle.
The convoy was targeted in the vicinity of the 4th police district of the city in Taimani area as they were marching to mark the death of the former Mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.
The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed that the suicide attack left at least 7 people dead and at least 24 others sustained injuries in the attack.
Another security source had earlier said at least 9 people have been killed and nearly 20 others have sustained injuries.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-09-11