Dead in attack on rally in Kabul

At a memorial ceremony for a Shiite political leader were killed on Friday in the West of the Afghan capital, Kabul, at least 27 people. a Further 29 people w

Dead in attack on rally in Kabul

At a memorial ceremony for a Shiite political leader were killed on Friday in the West of the Afghan capital, Kabul, at least 27 people.

a Further 29 people were injured in the attack on the event with high-ranking politicians, according to the interior Ministry. A spokesman for the militant Islamist Taliban denied on Twitter immediately, to be responsible for the attack.

According to official figures, the government CEO Abdullah Abdullah as well as senior politicians at the event for the prominent leader of the Shiite Hasara community, Abdul Ali Masari took part, on Friday morning. All high-ranking politicians should be according to the Abdullah-speaker in security.

"wasn't The target of the attack is clear, but Abdullah is now in a safe place," the spokesman said the news Agency DPA. While listening to the opening speech of Karim Khalili, the Chairman of the High peace Council of Afghanistan, were shots and explosions have been. From security circles, it was said, the number of attackers was not immediately known. These are shot with rapid fire weapons on the Assembly.

special forces made their way to the area, such as Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Afghan interior Ministry said. The attack on the event was, therefore, of a higher building.

"The attack is a crime against humanity and against the national unity of Afghanistan," tweeted Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani. In addition, he had asked for Abdullah and Khalili in a telephone conversation about their state of health, wrote Ghani more.

in 2018 and 2019, there had been attacks on the celebrations in honour of Abdul Ali Masari. Several people were killed. (ij/sda)

Created: 06.03.2020, 13:33 PM

Updated Date: 06 March 2020, 13:03

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