flash floods hit Kabul outskirtsAt last 22 people were killed following flash floods triggered by heavy rain falls in the outskirts of Kabul province on Saturday.

Head of the Criminal Investigation Department in Shakar Dara security department, Syed Ikramuddin Jalali said, the flash floods started around 2:30 pm local time from Koh-e-Ghaza, which damaged at least seven villages.

Mr. Jalali further added, at least 22 people were kille and 5 others were also injured following the incident. He said the victims include 6 kids, 1 woman and 15 men.

This comes as over 40 people were killed and dozens others were injured in flash floods at Surobi district, and nearly 300 families were affected.

In the meantime head of the Shakar Dara Criminal Investigation Department, Syed Ikramuddin Jalali said that Afghan police were deployed in the area to assist the local residents.

Syed Ikramuddin Jalali also added that further rescue teams were deployed to the area to assist the residents who were affectd by flash floods.

He said there are fears that the number of victims could rise as there are possibilities that a number of people were trapped inside the muds.