28 July 2019 Kabul suicide bombing

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28 July 2019 Kabul suicide bombing
Kabul in Afghanistan
Kabul location
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
DateJuly 28, 2019 (2019-07-28)
TargetAmrullah Saleh
Attack type
Shooting, suicide bombing
Deaths20+
Injured50
PerpetratorsUnknown

On 28 July 2019, a suicide car bombing occurred in the Kabul office of the Vice Presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh,[1] killing over 20 and injuring over 50 including slightly wounding Saleh. Four gunmen then stormed the building and laid siege for hours before being killed.[2]

Casualties[edit]

Twenty people were killed, and 50 others wounded, including Amrullah Saleh who was slightly injured in the blast.[3]

Responsibility of the attack[edit]

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but ISIL and the Taliban both frequently carry out attacks in this region.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 killed in blast, gun battle at Afghan VP candidate's office". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Deadly attack on Afghan candidate's office". 29 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Death toll from attack on Afghan VP candidate's office rises to 20". Reuters. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ Sputnik. "Death Toll in Attack on Afghan President's Deputy Office in Kabul Rises to 20, 50 Injured". sputniknews.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.