November 2019 Kabul bombing

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November 2019 Kabul bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
November 2019 Kabul bombing is located in Kabul
November 2019 Kabul bombing (Kabul)
November 2019 Kabul bombing is located in Afghanistan
November 2019 Kabul bombing (Afghanistan)
LocationKhair Khana area, Kabul, Afghanistan
Date13 November 2019 (2019-11-13)
TargetEmployees of GardaWorld
WeaponsSuicide car bombing
Deaths12 (+1 attacker)
Injured20
PerpetratorsUnknown

A suicide car bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan, on the morning of 13 November 2019. It killed 13 people, including the attacker, and injured another 20.[1]

Background[edit]

The year of 2019 has been the most violent year for the city of Kabul, with multiple bombings in the city. The most deadly being on 1 July and 17 August. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the first and the Islamic State for the second.[2][3]

Bombing[edit]

On 13 November, a vehicle filled with explosives detonated during morning rush hour, targeting a convoy of private Canadian security company GardaWorld. 13 people, including the attacker and three children, were killed. 20 others, including four foreign nationals (which has not been confirmed yet), were injured.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids". www.aljazeera.com.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan war: Tracking the killings in August 2019". BBC. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ "At least 12, including children, killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Car Bomb Kills 12 in Afghan Capital, Kabul". Voice of America. Retrieved 14 November 2019.