A suicide bomber detonated his charge in a gym in Kabul. There would be at least fourteen dead.
At least 14 people were killed and 25 wounded on Wednesday in a double attack on a crowded gymnasium in Kabul, Afghan authorities said. A first explosion occurred around 18h local, in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital, according to a spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior, Najib Danish. It has not been claimed immediately, but the Shiite minority in Afghanistan has been frequently targeted by the Islamic State group in the past.
“According to our information, the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber,” police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP. He blew up his explosive charge inside a sports hall where wrestlers were training. This suicide bombing was followed shortly after by a second strong explosion, that of a car bomb near the relief workers who were bustling around the wounded. We did not know if she had made any immediate victims.
“There was a second explosion at the scene, there were security forces, crowds and journalists,” police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP. “The second explosion occurred at the entrance of the Maiwand club.” The head of the sports hall, joined by AFP, said the suicide bomber had “killed the guards at the entrance of the gym before triggering his explosive charge.”