Print Edition - 2017-06-04  |  World News Digest

19 killed in Kabul funeral blasts

- Reuters, KABUL

Jun 4, 2017-

A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before. The latest explosions continued a wave of violence in the capital since a devastating truck bomb on Wednesday. Saturday’s blasts shattered an uneasy calm which had descended after authorities blocked the streets of Kabul in a bid to prevent a repeat of the bloody confrontation between protesters and police on Friday. The violence, fuelled by public anger over the inability of President Ashraf Ghani’s divided government to ensure security in Kabul, has exacerbated political tensions, and Ghani issued a call for unity.

Published: 04-06-2017 09:57

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