Suicide Bomber Kills 9 and Wounds 18 at Police Checkpoint in Kabul

March 09, 2018

Friday, March 9th a suicide bomber of the Islamic State detonated himself killing 9 people and wounding 18 at a police checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was targeting Afghanistan's minority, Hazaras.

Los Angeles Times states, “According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber was on foot and was trying to strike a gathering of Hazaras who were commemorating the 1995 death of their leader, Abdul Ali Mazari, killed at the hands of the Taliban.”

The bomber put himself as close to the crowd as he could and detonated the bomb. A police officer was announced dead of the nine killed in the explosion.

"Local Hazara leader Mohammad Mohaqiq told the gathering that the explosion was an attempt to terrorize Afghans. He blamed the Taliban and Islamic State, both of which have targeted ethnic Hazaras in the past," the LA Times reports.

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