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Explosion in first district of Kandahar city leaves 21 dead, 50 injured

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

According to sources from Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, it was claimed that in the explosion on Thursday in the first district of this city, at least 21 people were killed and 50 others were wounded, local media reported.

Taliban members from the police command in Kandahar said the explosion occurred in a heavily fortified area.

They said the suicide bomber passed through inspection checkpoints and detonated explosive materials among Taliban members gathered outside the Kabul Bank branch, awaiting their salaries, as reported by Afghanistan International.

The blast occurred near the police Taliban commander’s headquarters in Kandahar.

Meanwhile, the Taliban Interior Ministry announced that “some citizens” were killed and injured in a suicide bombing outside the Kabul Bank in Kandahar, refraining from providing precise casualty figures.

The ministry stated that the explosion was carried out “by Khawarij/renegades.” The Taliban usually refer to ISIS as “Khawarij/renegades.”

Kandahar residents say the explosion’s force was powerful enough to be heard from afar.

The Taliban police commander in Kandahar confirmed that three people were killed and 12 others were injured in an explosion outside the Kabul Bank in the city’s first security zone. However, some members of this group in the Kandahar police command told media outlets that the casualty count is higher than officially announced.

Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar has also announced that the wounded from this attack have been transferred there and are in need of blood.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for this explosion.

In another separate incident, residents of Kabul, Afghanistan, reported an intense explosion in the city on Thursday, March 21. The sound was heard in various parts of Kabul, with no information yet on casualties or the explosion’s nature. Though Kabul residents cited the fourth district as the location, Taliban authorities have not provided any comment.

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