Kabul bombings

This item appears on page 18 of the October 2019 issue.

On Aug. 7 in Kabul, Afghanistan, a truck bomb was detonated outside of a police station, killing 14 people and injuring more than 150. The Islamist political/militant group the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Aug. 17, a wedding in Kabul was targeted by a suicide bomber, followed by a car bomb being detonated when emergency services arrived on the scene. Sixty-three people were killed and more than 180 were injured, all civilians. The Islamist militant group Daesh (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the bombings.

At press time, the US government was involved in negotiations with the Taliban to create a cease-fire, with the ultimate goal of removing US soldiers from the country.