Several feared dead, wounded during election violence in Afghanistan

Several people have been killed or wounded in separate attacks carried out by the anti-government armed militants during the elections in capital and other provinces of Afghanistan.

The Emergency Hospital in a statement has confirmed that the body of a child has been shifted to the hospital along with 47 others who had sustained injuries in separate incidents in Kabul.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this evening has left at least five policemen and ten civilians dead.

According to the reports, the incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the 17th police district of the city.

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Three arrested in connection with assassination of Jabar Qahraman

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the apparent assassination of the parliamentary candidate, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

“Qahraman was among four people killed by the blast, another seven were wounded and three suspects have been arrested,” Wais Ahmad Barmak, the interior minister said.

Qahraman became the 10th election candidate to die ahead of Saturday’s polls when the blast tore through his campaign office.

“Abdul Jabar Qahraman had been meeting with supporters in his campaign office in the southern province of Helmand when a bomb hidden under a sofa exploded,” provincial governor spokesman Omar Zhwak added.

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted online.

In the wake of the attack, President Ghani condemned the group, saying they will not undermine citizens’ faith in democracy.

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Taliban rejects the group has ordered a halt to suicide attacks in the cities

The Taliban group has rejected reports suggesting that the leadership of the group has ordered a halt to suicide attacks in the cities.

A spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement rejecting the statement attributed to him in a report in which he was quoted as saying that the group will not carry out suicide attacks in the cities anymore.

Mujahid further added that no such statement has been made during the interview in response to a question that why no suicide attack has been carried out in Kabul or other main cities.

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Taliban rejects involvement in the attack on religious scholars in Kabul

The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan rejected the involvement of the group in the attack on religious scholars gathering in Kabul city.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement after the attack, saying the  group has no links with the explosion in Polytechnic University.

The Kabul police commandment officials confirm that 7 people were killed and at least nine others were wounded in a suicide attack in Kabul city today.

A spokesman for the Kabul police commandment Hashmat Stanikzai said at least seven people including a policeman were killed and nine others were wounded.

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Kabul In ‘Deep Silence’ Following Militant Attacks

The city of Kabul was covered with a deep silence with residents worried about their safety, following two attacks carried out by at least seven suicide attackers in two separate parts of the city.

The first attack was carried out at the PD13 Police Headquarters’ building in Dasht-e-Barchi area, while the second happened about an hour later at the PD10 Police Headquarters’ compound in Shahr-e-Naw in downtown Kabul.

The first attack ended after a few hours when two attackers were killed by police force members. However, the second attack was still ongoing by Wednesday evening.

Many roads were closed to traffic and places which normally were busy, seemed empty.
This time two parts of Kabul city were attacked. Some residents said they are worried about their lives when they go out of the home.

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Price of flight tickets soar after series of terrorist attacks in Kabul

The cost of flights from Afghanistan increases up to USD 50 Dollar after series of deadly attacks in its capital Kabul.

Mohmmad Rasooli who is a flight ticket seller in Kabul says since last six months, particularly, the recent bombings in the capital has raised the cost of flights in the country.

“In the past, if price of a ticket was $340, now it is reached to $390,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kabul residents’ travel to abroad has also been increased.

“Insecurity has forced me to leave the country,” Meena, a Kabul resident said who has applied for passport at the relevant department.

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Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan’s Deadliest Weeks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Just like any other day, Zareen Gul, 60, held the hand of her grandson, Ali Seyar Nazari, 10, and left home to attend the early evening prayer in their neighborhood mosque in the west of Kabul.

This time, however, they did not return home. Their family found their remains, barely identifiable from the clothes they wore, at a hospital after an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted the prayer.

Ms. Gul and young Seyar became the latest victims of what has been one of Afghanistan’s deadliest weeks. The death toll from twin attacks on mosques late on Friday, just hours apart, was raised on Saturday to at least 67 people killed and dozens wounded. As many as 88 may have died in the two attacks.

More than 200 people, both civilians and security personnel, have been killed this week in Afghanistan in six attacks. A precise casualty total is hard to get, as varying levels of violence rage in more than half the country’s provinces.

“This week alone, hundreds of Afghan civilians going about their daily lives, including practicing their religious faith, have fallen victims to brutal acts of violence,” António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said in a statement. “The cycle of violence must end and dialogue commence.”

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