On June 12, two minivans transporting civilians were targeted in different parts of the Afghan capital Kabul, where ISIS cells are still active.
The first blast took place in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul’s District 13. The second happened less than 30 minutes later in Mahtab Qala in District 6. Both blasts were caused by improvised explosive devices, which had been planted in the minivans.
According to the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, the blast in Dasht-e-Barchi killed one civilian and wounded four others, including a woman. Six civilians, including a woman, were killed and another was wounded in Mahtab Qala blast.
In a statement shared by its news agency, Amaq, ISIS claimed responsibility for both blasts. The terrorist group claimed that 23 Shiite civilians were killed or wounded in the attacks.
Over the last few weeks, ISIS cells carried out a series of attacks against security forces as well as civilians in Kabul, Jalalabad and Parwan. At least two civilians were killed in a recent bombing by the terrorist group in Jalalabad.
By orchestrating such bombings, ISIS is attempting to terrorize civilians and challenge the government. Afghan security forces and intelligence are yet to act in meaningful manner against this threat.
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