A Deadly Explosion Rocked Kabul 

Earlier this morning, around 8:25am a heavy bomb explosion occurred close to the Zanbaq area in Kabul City – a highly diplomatic zone inside the city. 

This explosion has taken place close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roshan Company, Embassy of Iran, German Embassy, U.K. Embassy and Embassy of Japan to Kabul. 

The explosion is said to be so strong that buildings nearby have been hugely damaged while left more than 60 civilains critically injured or killed. The death toll is reported to increases yet further.

According to further updates, the suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the area.

No other extremist groups including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind this deadly incident.

I extend my deepest prayers to the families of victims and those of critically wounded. And also praying for the safety of my friends, families and colleagues. Stay safe and take good care. 

About samad1986

Abdul Samad Haidari is a poet, writer, teacher and a former freelance journalist, currently residing in Indonesia as a stateless refugee. He is the author of The Red Ribbon He fled his home country at the age of seven and grew up wandering in Pakistan and Iran as a child refugee, and was separated from his family for the majority of his childhood. For two years, at the age of eight and nine, he was forced into child labour in the construction industry in Iran. In contrast, Pakistan offered refugees like him the opportunity to study and work. This education and work experience culminated in Abdul teaching computer studies and English language courses at the Intel Computer Center and Pak Oxford Professionals. After the collapse of the Taliban government, Abdul returned to Afghanistan thinking that the security situation had improved, and that he could take part in the reconstruction of his war-torn country. With this in mind, Abdul served as a freelance journalist and humanitarian aid-worker in areas of the country that remained dangerous to civilians because of the influence of terrorist groups. Abdul served with the Norwegian refugee council (NRC), ActionAid Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan group of newspapers, and The Daily Afghanistan Express. As a freelance journalist, Abdul wrote articles and editorials about on-the-ground realities, which were then circulated widely. These had a particular focus on women and children’s rights, corruption, transparency and accountability in government, warlords and terrorist groups’ actions and the systematic persecution of minority groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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