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Kabul: Security force thwart possible suicide attack

Kabul: Security force thwart possible suicide attack

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 May 2018, 10:21 pm

Kabul, May 7 (IBNS): Afghanistan security forces have thrawted a possible suicide attack in national capital Kabul, media reports said on Monday.

According to reports, a suicide bomber was killed by security forces before he could reach his target in Shahr-i-Naw neighbourhood of Kabul city.

Hashmatullah Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the bomber wanted to detonate his explosive jacket near a blood donation tent in Park-i-Shahar at 11:30am.

However, he was noted and killed by security forces.

No one was else was harmed by the attacker.

Terrorism-hit Afghanistan in 2018:

Afghanistan has witnessed several terrorism-related attacks this year.

Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission in the country said recently.

“All parties to the conflict in Afghanistan must do everything in their power to protect civilians from harm,” said Ingrid Hayden, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. “Afghan civilians continue to suffer, caught in the conflict, in ways that are preventable; this must stop now.”

The 2,258 civilian casualties, documented from 1 January to 31 March by the UN Assistance Mission in the country, known as UNAMA, are at the similar levels recorded in the first three months of 2017 and 2016. Anti-Government elements caused 1,500 civilian casualties, up six per cent from the same period last year.

Suicide improvised explosive devices (IED) and complex attacks were the leading cause of civilian casualties – a new trend. The Mission found that combats on the ground were the second leading cause, followed by targeted and deliberate killings, explosive remnants of war, and aerial operations.

Image: UN website 

Kabul: Security force thwart possible suicide attack

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