Two bomb blasts rocked the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan precisely near the parliament building. At least 21 people were killed and 45 others injured by the blast.
“The explosion killed 21 people and wounded 45 others, most of the victims were civilians, including employees of the parliament,” said an Afghan security official told AFP on Tuesday (10/01/2017).
There are no particular group or party that claimed responsibility for the bomb blast. The explosion reportedly occurred when the employees of parliament were out of their office complex.
“The first blast occurred outside the parliament building … a number of employees of the innocent dead and wounded. The explosion triggered by a suicide bomber on foot,” said a security officer of parliament, Zabi, were injured.
“The second blast came from a car bomb. The car was parked on the other side of the road and threw me into the back when the bomb exploded,” he said to AFP.
The bombings underlined concerns over the security situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban continue to launch attacks targeting the Afghan government. Around 10 thousand US soldiers still in this country to help the Afghan army fight the Taliban.
In addition to the Taliban, the militant Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is also active in Afghanistan.