EYEAFRICA TV: Kabul, Afghanistan: The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb which killed at least five people in Kabul and wounded dozens more on Monday evening. Some of the wounded were rushed to a city centre hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries.
Eyewitness Mansoor recalled the moment the bomb exploded: “I just saw a burning light while I was watching TV. When I opened my eyes, I saw only doctors around me.”
The bombing came just few hours after an agreement on paper was reached in principle between US and Taliban.
The first blast struck near Green Village, a compound which houses aid agencies and international agencies. Gunfire followed in the aftermath along with a secondary smaller explosion.
The explosion came as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was visiting Kabul to discuss with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani a draft peace accord reached with the Taliban which could see thousands of US troops withdrawn from Afghanistan.
An injured man Hamidullah said: “I was eating dinner, suddenly a huge explosion occurred while I was preparing my bed for sleeping, in that time I could not feel anything. I have carried out the dead bodies of four children from a house. You can see several people killed and injured.”
Another injured man Mansoor said: “I could not imagine anything when explosion occurred, I just saw a burning light while I was watching TV. When I opened my eyes, I saw only doctors around me. Look I have been injured by my leg. My brothers brought me to the hospital.”