International

61 Killed in ISIS Terror Attack in Afghanistan

61 Killed in ISIS Terror Attack in Afghanistan

Omar Sobhani / Reuters
Omar Sobhani / Reuters

At least 61 people were killed and 200 injured after two suicide bombers detonated their explosives vests at a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan.

In statements released through its news agency, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on “a gathering of Shiite [Muslims].”

The attack took place as thousands from the Shiite Hazara minority gathered at Deh Mazang Square to protest a new power line they believed crosses over where many of them lived.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, adding that it is the right of every citizen to peacefully protest.

Police had sealed off many parts of the city and were providing security to the protest, however “opportunist terrorists managed to infiltrate the crowds,” said the President.

The Taliban, which is itself branded as a terrorist organization, also condemned the attack.

Though they are a minority, Hazaras make up approximately 15 percent of Afghanistan’s population.

'Not Terrorism': Germany Says Munich Gunman Was Obsessed With Mass Shootings
Turkey's Erdogan Orders Closure of 1,043 Schools, 1,229 Charities

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Egyptian+Cotton+Field

Wal-Mart Sued for Selling Fake ‘Egyptian Cotton’ Products

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2016
Photo: AP

Egypt’s President Sisi Invites Trump to Cairo, First to Congratulate Him for Victory

Egyptian StreetsNovember 9, 2016
00678rgogw1f4cpm2xjkej315o0rsdqy

Donald Trump Elected President of the United States of America

Egyptian StreetsNovember 9, 2016
portugal-antonio-guterres

Who is António Guterres? Meet the New United Nations Secretary General

Egyptian StreetsOctober 6, 2016
160917215158-02-chelsea-explosion-overlay-tease-1

‘Huge Explosion’ Rocks New York City, Injures 25

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2016
download (1)

11 Turkish Policemen Killed in Truck Bomb Attack

Egyptian StreetsAugust 27, 2016
turkey-explosion-wedding-2

50 Killed in Turkey Kurdish Wedding Terror Attack

Egyptian StreetsAugust 21, 2016
27FRANCE-web1-superJumbo

84-Year-Old Priest Killed in France Church Attack

Egyptian StreetsJuly 26, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.