September 2016 Kabul attacks

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September 2016 Kabul bombing
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2015–present)
LocationKabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Date5 September 2016 (2016-09-05) - 6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)
Attack type
Car bombings
Deaths42+ to 58 (at least 5 attackers also killed)
Non-fatal injuries
109+
PerpetratorsTaliban

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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  1. ^ a b Sayed Salahuddin and Paul Schemm (September 6, 2016). "Kabul shaken by attacks on international charity and Defense Ministry". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2016-09-06. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Twin Taliban suicide blasts kill at least 24 in Afghanistan capital". Hindustan Times. September 5, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-05. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill at least 24". The globe and mail. September 5, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-05. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Militants storm charity building in Afghan capital". Bigstory. September 6, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-06. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Afghan blasts: Kabul charity hit by bomb and gun attack". BBC. September 6, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-06. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-09-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ News, ABC. "International News: Latest Headlines, Video and Photographs from Around the World -- People, Places, Crisis, Conflict, Culture, Change, Analysis and Trends". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2016-09-08.