September 29, 2021

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Kabul: Attack on Afghanistan’s Defense Minister – Foreign Policy

There was a terrible explosion on Tuesday evening (local time) Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan Shocked – Apparently this is an attack on the country’s defense minister Bismillah Mohammed (60).

According to continuous reports, a large haze was observed over the city after the explosion. The shock occurred at 8pm (5.30pm German time), was felt in the city center and could be heard in many parts of the city.

The Interior Ministry confirmed the blast in the Sherpur district of central Kabul. An investigation team was at the scene and they wanted to provide more details soon.

A spokesman for the Afghan security forces said there were “four martyrs” and 20 wounded. According to the Interior Ministry, the attackers were killed.

In the evening alone, the aid agency announced that six patients had been admitted to their hospital after the emergency outbreak.


Afghan security forces patrol the scene of the bombing in KabulPhoto: Rahmat Gul / A.P.

Local media reported that the blast took place near the home of current Defense Minister Mohammad. Local journalists at the scene of the attack wrote on Twitter that they could even hear gunshots near the site of the bombing.


US General Austin Miller (left) meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammed (Center, July 2021)

US General Austin Miller (L.A.) meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammed (center) in July 2021Photo: Bill Stuart / Owners

Ambulance sirens sounded in the city center. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in the Afghan capital.

In the initial reaction, however, the United States spoke of “attacks” bearing the Taliban’s “signature.” Although radical Islamist militants could not be officially held accountable at this time, Foreign Office spokesman Nate Price, 38, told reporters in Washington: “But this is the signature of the wave of Taliban attacks we have seen in recent weeks.”

In Pakistan and Afghanistan, the BBC’s correspondent Sekundar Kermani confirmed the attack on the minister. However, he and his family were brought to safety: “A car bomb had exploded at the home of the Afghan defense minister – but a close political ally confirmed he was not there. His family was also safely evacuated … and the victims are not yet clear. “

The defense minister tweeted: “Don’t worry, everything is fine.”

The bomber struck shortly after noon in Kabul, two hours after a car bomb had exploded at an Afghan security minister. Local media later reported violent exchanges.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of mourners, according to the BBC’s international chief correspondent Lies da Dou Set.

Fierce fighting between government forces and the radical Islamist Taliban has erupted almost everywhere in the country since international forces began to withdraw from Afghanistan. These and other groups have carried out repeated bombings in the capital, Kabul, in the past.

Deportation from Germany to Afghanistan was canceled

The flight, which was to be deported to Afghanistan, was originally scheduled for the evening, but was canceled on Tuesday short notice by the German side.

According to the German Press Agency, several Afghan men who had been flying from Munich to Kabul at the time of the cancellation had already been brought to the Bavarian capital. There was no official word at first on the reasons for this decision.

Over the past few years men – mainly so-called criminals and terrorist threats – have been deported from Germany to Afghanistan against their will. Federal politicians from the Greens and the Left do not consider it justifiable to be deported after the recent rise of the Taliban. In contrast, the federal government recently argued that deportation in Kabul should still be possible in principle.

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