Explosion inside a restaurant in Kabul kills 3, injures 13

Explosion inside a restaurant in Kabul

SECURITY officials on Wednesday said  at least three civilians were killed in an explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Police spokesman, Khalid Zadran said another 13 people were wounded in the blast that happened inside a restaurant in police district Three  of the city.

Zadran added that the Taliban security forces were investigating the incident to discover the explosion’s cause.

Initially, local sources claimed that the blast happened during lunchtime as the restaurant was occupied mostly by the employees of the country’s power utility company.

The company is located near the blast site which was headed and controlled by Taliban officials but the Pro-Taliban media reported that the blast was due to a gas cylinder leakage.

Deadly bombings, often claimed by Islamic State, had become frequent following the Taliban’s take of power with the targets mostly religious minorities, as well as Taliban officials.

Earlier, an Islamic State suicide bomber detonated himself among a crowd of Afghans gathered in front of Russia’s Kabul embassy.

The blast killed six including two Russian diplomats. Several others were wounded.

The country remained  isolated from the West due to the Taliban’s draconian policies against women, their lack of focus on human rights and their refusal to form a representative government. (Reuters/NAN)