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September 2016 Kabul bombing
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
Location Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Date 5 September 2016 (2016-09-05) - 6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)
Attack type
Car bombings
Deaths 42+ to 58 (at least 5 attackers also killed)
Non-fatal injuries
109+
Perpetrators Taliban


Explosions in Kabul on September 5, 2016 killed over 41[1] people and injured 103 others in twin suicide bombings near the Afghan defense ministry.[2] Hours later, another huge explosion was heard.[3] The Taliban claimed the first attack and said that their suicide bomber killed 58 people.[4] Reportedly an army general and one district police chief were killed in the blast. Attacks lasted overnight with a siege and hostage situation.[1] At least one person was killed and six injured in another attack on a charity CARE International building in Shāre Naw. The attack was claimed by the Taliban, with at least 3 of their attackers being killed and 42 hostages being rescued.[5][6][7] The attacks come after another Taliban bombing only a few days before that killed two people and at least 6 militants.[8]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sayed Salahuddin and Paul Schemm (September 6, 2016). "Kabul shaken by attacks on international charity and Defense Ministry". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/kabul-shaken-by-attacks-on-international-charity-and-defense-ministry/2016/09/06/6e9f34ea-7403-11e6-be4f-3f42f2e5a49e_story.html. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  2. "Twin Taliban suicide blasts kill at least 24 in Afghanistan capital". Hindustan Times. September 5, 2016. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/blasts-near-afghan-defence-ministry-in-kabul/story-9CJ8S2L6NJoIYgqGuwBxKI.html. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  3. "Huge explosion reported in Kabul hours after deadly twin blasts". Russia Today. https://www.rt.com/news/358356-huge-explosion-in-kabul/. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  4. "Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill at least 24". The globe and mail. September 5, 2016. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/taliban-claims-suicide-attack-in-afghan-capital-that-kills-at-least-two/article31708441/. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  5. "Militants storm charity building in Afghan capital". Bigstory. September 6, 2016. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/730cf6d989da45279d7d7e5db142fcea/twin-bombings-near-afghanistans-defense-ministry-kill-5. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  6. "Afghan blasts: Kabul charity hit by bomb and gun attack". BBC. September 6, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37283543. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  7. http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/taliban-claim-kabul-attack/news-story/682ee0971219386e556048a4f6577791
  8. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/afghan-official-killed-car-bombing-41788633

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