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

Sisi at UN: Let Us Recall Values of Nelson Mandela, World Needs to Address Conflict Root Causes

Sara AhmedSeptember 25, 2018

Saudi Women Take Off their Veils in Solidarity with Feminist Tarif Alassiri

Nour EltiganiSeptember 24, 2018

Egypt to Receive 56,000 Tank rounds as Part of $99 Mn Arms Deal with US

Taha Mahmoud SakrSeptember 19, 2018

King of Rock n’Raï Rachid Taha Dies Aged 59

Sara AhmedSeptember 13, 2018

US Orders Closure of Palestine’s Mission in Washington DC

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 11, 2018

Hundreds of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Feared Destroyed in Brazil Museum Fire

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 3, 2018

ISIS Leader Al Baghdadi Calls For ‘Jihad’ in New Audio Message

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 23, 2018

Turkish Airlines Will Send Direct Flights to Luxor as of October 2019

Nour EltiganiAugust 20, 2018
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.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.