Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital

Michele Moreno
June 6, 2017

The blast also came as US President Donald Trump is due to decide on a recommendation to send 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation training force and US counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan. Nine Afghan guards working for a USA -contracted security company were also killed.

India Today reported Afghanistan's Tolo News quoting the Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security claiming that the attack had been carried out by the Haqqani network, with the help of Pakistan's International Sevices Intelligence (ISI).

Tens of thousands of Afghans fleeing the conflict in their home country have sought asylum in Germany in recent years.

Neighboring Pakistan also denounced the terrorist attack, saying it has caused damage to the residence of Pakistani diplomats and staff and inflicted minor injuries to some.

He said Pakistan has the highest stakes in Afghan peace and stability more than any other country of the world.

Injured Afghans run from the site of a blast in Kabul.

The victims of the Wednesday morning explosion at a busy intersection appeared to have mostly been Afghan civilians on their way to work or school, as well as office workers.

US President Donald Trump has discussed the attack with Afghan President Ghani, while the UN Security Council demanded that those responsible be brought to justice.

Australia's prime minister has told Parliament that he telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani "to restate Australia's resolve to assist and support Afghanistan in its fight against Islamist terrorism".

The explosion damaged several embassies in the area, which houses diplomatic and government buildings and is a maze of concrete blast walls, vehicle barriers and armed security guards.

11 Americans were among the 400 people injured in the massive explosion that rocked a highly secure diplomatic area in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 90 people. "In the light of yesterday events we can not continue to deport, we should wait for the Foreign Ministry's analysis on the situation in the security sphere and only after that decide within the framework of the further", Schulz said.

"We are trying to do everything possible to reach out to Pakistan to make them understand that supporting terrorist groups is not going to benefit Afghanistan or Pakistan". The German Embassy suffered major damage.

Frequent mass casualty attacks made the city the deadliest place in Afghanistan for civilians in the first quarter of 2017, according to the United Nations.

Other reports by Insurance News

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