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Car bomb explodes in Kabul, leaving at least 80 injured
At least 34 people were transported, injured, to hospitals. MOHAMMAD ISMAIL / REUTERS

Smoke has once again invaded the streets of Kabul. At least 80 people were injured in the explosion of a stolen car on Wednesday morning August 7. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Nasrat Rahimi said it was a question of"A vehicle filled with explosives (which) exploded at the entrance to the police station in western Kabul at 9 am (4:30 GMT)".

A large fungus mushroom has risen in the sky, causing many civilians to fear. "The windows of some twenty stores, some one kilometer from the site of the explosion, are broken", trader Ahmad Saleh said, adding that his "Head turns again". At least 34 people have been transported to the city's hospitals, health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said.

Particularly deadly month of July

This abominable attack leaves the inhabitants of Kabul exhausted. According to the UN, violence escalated sharply in July, the bloodiest month since May 2017, with more than 1,500 civilians killed or wounded in the country. "Peace efforts have intensified in recent weeks, as has conflict on the ground.", regretted Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. He called "All parties not to step up military operations thinking that this will offer them a stronger stance in the peace talks. AT"

Because the United States and the Taliban representatives lead, since August 3, an eighth round of negotiations in Doha. The two parties had, moreover, felicitated "Excellent progress" realized and hoped to sign a bilateral peace agreement.

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