ISLAMABAD, Aug 06 (Alliance News): A bomb planted in a stall exploded in Kabul, killing 8 civilians in a predominantly Shiite area of Afghanistan.
According to foreign media, police spokesman Khalid Zadran told reporters in a statement that the explosion occurred when people from the Shiite community in Afghanistan were celebrating Muharram.
He added that 18 people were also injured in the bomb attack, security teams are trying to find the culprits.
Khalid Zadran said the explosives were planted in a stall loaded with vegetables, which was set up in an area where local people used to buy food and drink on a daily basis.
The blast took place a few days before Ashura in a neighborhood in western Kabul where most of the Shia Hazara community live.
Government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the casualties and said that the bomb blast was the work of those who are enemies of Islam and the country.
The responsibility of this explosion has been accepted by the extremist organization ISIS.
The militant group said on one of its Telegram channels that ISIS fighters had ‘detonated the bomb’.
It should be noted that after the Taliban came to power, the number of attacks has decreased, but ISIS continues to target Shia people.