A rocket hit a vacant house in the Sherpur area of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday, with no casualties reported, the Interior Ministry said.
The acting spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in the Taliban-led government confirmed the occurrence of an explosion in the city of Kabul, Tolo News reported.
In a tweet, Tolo News said: “But the ministry does not give details about the nature and location of this explosion. On the other hand, some residents of the capital say they heard the sound of several explosions in different parts of Kabul. “
Earlier in the day, Tolo News reported that an explosion was heard in the Dehmazang area of Kabul city. And then the security officials did not say anything about it.
Meanwhile, during this week, another explosion occurred at the international cricket stadium in Kabul during the Shpageeza cricket tournament, and as reported by the media, several people were injured.
After the blast, a video is going viral on social media where people are seen panicking and seeking shelter in a safe place.
Attacks in Afghanistan have increased since the Taliban took control of the country. Even the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) earlier this month published a report outlining the human rights situation in Afghanistan in the 10 months since the Taliban took power.
The report summarizes UNAMA’s findings regarding the protection of civilians, extrajudicial killings, torture and ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests and detentions, the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, fundamental freedoms and the situation in places of detention. The report also contains recommendations for both the de facto authorities and the international community.
Despite an overall, significant reduction in armed violence, between mid-August 2021 and mid-June 2022, UNAMA recorded 2,106 civilian casualties.
According to the UN report, most civilian casualties are attributed to targeted attacks by the self-identified Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province against ethnic and religious minority communities in places where they go to school, worship and go about their daily lives.
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