#AceNewsReport – June.08: Two separate bomb blasts on two public transport buses killed at least 12 civilians in the Afghan capital Kabul, security officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of such attacks in recent weeks as foreign forces withdraw:
AFGHANISTAN: 12 civilians murdered in bomb blasts on buses in Shi’a area: Bombings on two transport buses kill 12 Afghans in Kabul,” Reuters, June 2, 2021:
Both attacks took place on Tuesday evening in western parts of the capital that are home to many from the country’s Shia community, a religious minority in Afghanistan targeted in the past by groups such as Islamic State, the officials said.
Ferdaws Faramarz, Kabul police spokesman, said both buses were carrying passengers when the explosion occurred that killed at least 12 and wounded 10 more. The police launched an investigation, he said.
Roadside bombs, small magnetic bombs attached under vehicles, and other attacks have targeted members of security forces, judges, government officials, civil society activists and journalists in recent months in Afghanistan.
No group claimed responsibility for the twin bombings.
The government usually blames the Taliban for such attacks but the insurgent group denies involvement.
Violence has sharply increased since Washington announced plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11….
#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.08: 2021:
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