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Radical rebel movement, the Taliban (banned in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the blast in the Afghan capital Kabul. It is reported TASS with reference to local television.
Earlier it became known that the city was rocked by a powerful explosion — a car Packed with explosives blew up near a police station in the West of Kabul. Initially it was reported 34 wounded, but, according to the updated information, injured at least 95 people, mostly civilians. Including women and children. The Taliban stressed that the aim of the attack was police and military.
Representatives of law enforcement agencies reported that last night conducted several successful counter-terrorist raids and destroyed a large hideout of the militants.
At the end of may in the Afghan capital, there were two terrorist attacks per day — one of them gave the Taliban and “Islamic state” (ISIS, a terrorist group banned in Russia). These organizations fight among themselves in Afghanistan.
In the spring the Pentagon announced that Afghanistan has for the first time since the war began there was a chance for peace. Before that appeared information that the representatives of the movement “Taliban” have agreed with the US about the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
The Taliban was formed in 1994 in the midst of civil war in Afghanistan. In 1996-2001 the Taliban were in power in the country, and after the overthrow in 2001, began to conduct a guerrilla war with government troops and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, the Taliban and the government are looking for ways to reach a political compromise.
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