Attack in Afghanistan kills at least 7 people

Forças de segurança do Talibã procuram militantes do Estado Islâmico em Cabul, no início de janeiro de 2022.

Taliban security forces seek Islamic State militants in Kabul, early January, 2022.| Photo: EFE/Stringer

Fur At least seven people were killed, including four women, and nine others were injured on Saturday after a car bomb detonated in the northwestern Afghan city of Herat. The explosion took place in the area of ​​Haji Abass, located in the northwest of Herat, around 10h18 (local time, 11H01 in Brasília), when a mine installed in a vehicle exploded. As a result, “seven bodies, including four women, and nine wounded were taken to hospital,” said the head of the regional hospital in Herat, Mohammad Arif Jalili.


Herat police spokesman Shah Mohammod Rasoli told EFE that the attack was caused by a mine connected to a vehicle. “Security forces arrived in the area and investigations began” to clarify the facts, he added.

So far, no terrorist group or organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, although in recent months the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for several of the attacks carried out in the country against the Shia Hazara minority, that they consider to be apostates.

Some of the attacks with the most victims occurred in October, on two consecutive Fridays, with suicide bombings against Shia mosques in Kunduz province, in the north, and in Kandahar province, in the south, leaving at least 40 and 60 killed, respectively, and injuring more than 60 people. The last of his attacks was recorded on 10 December , in which at least two people died and four others were injured in a double bombing of two passenger vans in Kabul, in a neighborhood of the Shia Hazara minority.

The jihadist group has multiplied its attacks in Afghanistan since the final withdrawal of US troops from the country at the end of August last year. . The Taliban launched a series of operations across much of the country against IS, in which dozens of jihadists were killed or arrested in at least eight of the 11 provinces of Afghanistan.