‘At least four killed’ in deadly blasts at funeral in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul


At least four people have been killed after three explosions at a cemetery in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the interior ministry said.

The blasts occurred as a funeral was taking place for a victim of violent clashes between police and protesters on Friday.

Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, said the blasts occurred as the son of the deputy speaker for the upper house of the country’s parliament, was about to be buried.

Alam Ezadyar’s son Salim was killed during a protest attended by hundreds in Kabul.

It comes after an escalation in violence in recent days.

At least four died and several others were injured in Friday’s protest calling for better security in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, a powerful bomb attack in the city killed 90 people and wounded 460 others during the morning rush hour.

More than 1,000 demonstrators, many carrying pictures of bomb victims, gathered near the site of the attack on Friday and demanded President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to be held to account.

The explosion, near several foreign embassies and during the first week of Ramadan, was one of the most deadliest blasts to have rocked Kabul since the US-led invasion to topple the Taliban in 2001.


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