Thursday, June 1, 2017

Deadly Bombing in Kabul Is One of the Afghan War's Worst Strikes

On Wednesday, May 31st, a truck bomb went off in a central area is Kabul, near the presidential palace and foreign embassies.  President Ashraf Ghani's windows were shattered when the bomb went off.  He called this attack "a crime against humanity".  The main Taliban spokesman claims that they had nothing to do with the attack, but it is believed the Haqqani wing of the Taliban to blame for this.  Over the years, they have become known for committing large scale attacks like this.  More than 80 people were killed and at least 463 people were wounded, with numbers likely to rise, as explained by the deputy interior minister General Murad Ali Murad.  All of this occurs just as the U.S. was considering sending more troops into the area to help slow or stop the Taliban insurgency that has been happening.  Germany has also involved themselves, by sending troops into the area as part of the NATO force, and by considering accepting Afghan applications for asylum.  With much of the population in this area fasting for Ramadan, people continue to do their jobs or help others out in any way they can following this devastating attack.

Shannon McDonald

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