September 2016 Kabul attacks

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September 2016 Kabul bombing
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2015–present)
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] The Taliban claimed the first attack and said that their suicide bomber killed 58 people.[3] 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.[4][5][6]

The attacks come after another Taliban bombing only a few days before that killed two people and at least 6 militants.[7]

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