In the Afghan capital Kabul have been killed in multiple explosions on new year's day in the country, at least six people. A further 23 were injured, said a spokesman for the health Ministry, Wahidullah Mayar, on Thursday. However, it was unclear what the explosions caused. A police spokesman reported that there were three mines that had been placed in the district map of Sachi. The defense Ministry, wrote on Twitter of the rocket fire.
In the area in the West of Kabul, the so-called blue Shrine, a Shiite mosque, at the annual new year's celebrations take place. Islamists hold the Festival for pagan.
so Far, no one confessed to the attack. In the previous year the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) had claimed a suicide bombing on new year's day in this quarter. The bomber wanted to attack a party at the mosque, as it was then. It is at least 31 people were killed.
Afghanistan is celebrating the 20. March "Nauros", the beginning of the new Afghan year. Among many Afghans a very popular time for family. They visit each other at home, picnics in the Park and come out on squares in front of mosques by the Thousands together for prayers and discussions.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
Afghanistan is celebrating the 20. March "Nauros", the beginning of the new Afghan year. Among many Afghans a very popular time for family. They visit each other at home, picnics in the Park and come out on squares in front of mosques by the Thousands together for prayers and discussions.
President wants a "lasting peace"
The Afghan President and other leaders to celebrate a year in the Northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. As the Explosion occurred in Kabul, had gathered under the most stringent security measures, thousands of people in Mazar-i-Sharif for the new year's speech of President Ashraf Ghani.
"May this year be the year of peace and the elections", said Ghani. On Wednesday, the Independent electoral Commission, the Afghan presidential election a second Time, now on the 28. September, moved. Ghani, who is running for his re-election, said he respected the decision of the Independent election Commission. "A further postponement but we will not accept."More about
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The President took in his speech also indirectly related to tensions between the United States and the government in Kabul. Kabul feels that in view of the direct talks, the Washington with high-ranking Taliban for a political solution to the conflict, marginalized and excluded from the negotiations. "We want peace, but we want lasting peace, and not one that smells of blood," he said. Kabul had emphasized in the past several months, a long-term peace will only be possible if the government would be involved. (dpa)