At least two injured in new attack on Shiite population in western Kabul

At least two civilians have been wounded Saturday by a new attack in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, scene in recent days of several attacks by the Islamic State jihadist organization against the Shiite population in its neighborhoods.

Taliban police have confirmed the detonation of several homemade devices near the office of the national ID card distribution center in District 13 of Dasht e Barchi area, spokesman Jalid Zadran has confirmed.

Security sources have indicated to Tolo News that the attack, not yet claimed, left four wounded, including two members of the Taliban security forces, and that the detonation was caused by a motorcycle bomb.

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Western Kabul, populated by Shiites and Hazaras, has witnessed the deadliest Islamic State attacks since the Taliban’s return to power nearly a year ago.

The toll of these attacks is often inaccurate because of Taliban secrecy. United Nations sources indicated last week that at least 120 people were killed in the west of the Afghan capital during a wave of attacks in the previous days, a figure much higher than that presented by the fundamentalist authorities.

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