In a tragic incident on Sunday, a powerful blast near the Afghanistan Foreign Ministry in Kabul has claimed the lives of at least two NGO workers and injured several others.
According to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred at around 10:30 a.m. local time near the entrance of the Foreign Ministry building. The exact cause of the blast is not yet known, but initial reports suggest that a bomb planted in a vehicle was detonated. The explosion was so powerful that it shattered windows of nearby buildings and caused panic among the people in the area.
The two NGO workers who lost their lives in the explosion were working with a local non-profit organization. Several others, including passers-by and security personnel, were injured in the blast. The injured were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
The Afghan security forces cordoned off the area soon after the incident and launched an investigation into the matter. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
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The incident highlights the fragile security situation in Afghanistan, where violence has surged in recent months amid a deadlock in peace talks between the government and the Taliban.
Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and said that such attacks will not deter the country’s resolve to work towards peace and stability.
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The incident has been widely condemned by the international community, with several countries expressing their solidarity with Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism.
The situation in Afghanistan remains tense, and it is hoped that the government and the Taliban will resume peace talks soon to bring an end to the violence and bloodshed in the war-torn country.
This is not the first time that Kabul has witnessed such a deadly attack. In recent months, the Afghan capital has been hit by a series of bomb blasts, targeted killings, and suicide attacks, killing and injuring scores of innocent people.
Last week, a bomb blast outside a school in west Kabul killed at least 20 people, most of whom were young girls. The attack was widely condemned by the international community, with many countries calling it a heinous crime against humanity.
The way forward
The Afghan government has been facing immense pressure from its citizens and the international community to ensure the safety and security of its people. However, the government’s efforts to restore peace and stability in the country have been hampered by the ongoing conflict with the Taliban and the presence of other militant groups.
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It is high time for the government to take decisive action to bring an end to the violence and bloodshed in the country. The Taliban must also realize that violence is not the solution and that they need to come to the negotiating table to resolve the ongoing conflict.
The blast near the Afghanistan Foreign Ministry is a tragic reminder of the violence and bloodshed that continues to plague the country. It is time for all stakeholders to work together to find a lasting solution to the conflict and ensure the safety and security of all Afghans. The international community must also extend its support to Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism and help the country achieve lasting peace and stability.