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A suicide car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on 7 August 2019.[1] The explosion happened in the early morning, in a Shia neighbourhood in western Kabul.[2]

7 August 2019 Kabul bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Coordinates34°29′50″N 69°06′51″E / 34.49722°N 69.11417°E / 34.49722; 69.11417Coordinates: 34°29′50″N 69°06′51″E / 34.49722°N 69.11417°E / 34.49722; 69.11417
Date7 August 2019 (2019-08-07)
09:00 (AFT; UTC+04:30)
TargetA police station and a military training school in west Kabul
Attack type
Suicide car bombing
Deaths14
Non-fatal injuries
145
PerpetratorsFlag of Taliban.svgTaliban
 

At least 14 people were killed and 145 injured, mostly civilians.[3] The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Reuters (2019-08-07). "Kabul attack: nearly 100 injured in Taliban bombing, say officials". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  2. "Kabul". The Independent. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  3. "Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, injures 145". Los Angeles Times. 2019-08-07. Retrieved 2019-08-07.