Explosion in Kabul kills civilians - Taliban spokesman


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Explosion in Kabul kills civilians - Taliban spokesman
A blast in the Afghan capital left multiple civilians dead, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
OCTOBER 3, 2021

A blast killed several civilians at a mosque in Kabul where people were holding prayers for the mother of the Taliban's spokesperson, officials in the movement said on Sunday, and gunfire was later reported on the outskirts of the city. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday's attack, apparently the most serious in the Afghan capital since the withdrawal of US forces in August. Several other civilians were hurt in the explosion on a main road near the entrance of the Eidgah mosque, officials said. Taliban commanders were seen giving blood at a hospital treating the wounded. Media access was tightly controlled.

The attack underlined the mounting challenges facing the Taliban as they grapple to adapt to government and prevent a complete collapse of Afghanistan's war-battered economy, with millions threatened by famine as winter approaches.

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