At least four dead in minibus bombing in Afghan capital: police

A bomb explosion in a minibus killed at least four people and injured several in the Afghan capital on Saturday, police said.

The explosion in a district of eastern Kabul is the latest in a series of deadly attacks that have rocked Afghanistan in recent months, just under a year after the Taliban took power.

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A Taliban security team has been deployed to the area to investigate the attack, police spokesman Khalid Zadran told AFP.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the bombing which occurred in a neighborhood mostly inhabited by members of the Sunni Pashtun community.

While the number of bombings has declined across the country since the Taliban took power in August, attacks have recently increased.

Dozens of civilians were killed in Kabul and other cities in mostly sectarian attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, which ended April 30 in Afghanistan, some claimed by the ISIS terror group.

Many of these attacks targeted Shia Hazara and Sufi communities.

Some of the bombings hit minibuses carrying passengers from offices or markets to their homes.

But the deadliest attack during Ramadan took place in the northern town of Kunduz, where a bomb targeting Sufi worshipers destroyed a mosque on April 22.

At least 33 people were killed in this explosion and dozens more were injured.

ISIS’s regional branch in Sunni-majority Afghanistan has repeatedly targeted Shias and minorities such as Sufis, who follow a mystical branch of Islam.

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