Kabul Blasts Kill Dozens, Taliban Claim Responsibility

- VOA News,August 8, 2015

The Taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday at an Afghan police academy in Kabul. Police report the attack killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 25 others.

An Afghan police official says the bomber was wearing a police uniform and mixed in with a crowd of students returning from a break.

The attack came just hours after a huge truck bomb blew up near an army compound in Kabul, close to a residential neighborhood. That blast killed at least 15 people, wounded about 240, and damaged a number of homes. Most of the victims were civilians.

No one has taken responsibility for the truck bombing. But Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said whoever was behind the attack has gained nothing.

Meanwhile, at least one other explosion was reported Friday near the Kabul airport and close to where U.S. special forces are based. Details are unavailable.

Friday's blast at the police academy was the first Taliban-claimed bombing in Kabul since the group confirmed last week the death of its founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

阿富汗警察学院自杀爆炸致27人丧生,塔利班声称负责

- 美国之音,2015年8月8日

塔利班声称对星期五发生在首都喀布尔阿富汗警察学院的自杀爆炸事件负责。警方报告说,袭击导致至少27人丧生,另外超过25人受伤。

一名阿富汗警官表示,炸弹手身穿警察制服,混入放假后返校的学生中间。

此次袭击的几个小时前,喀布尔一个军事驻地附近发生一次威力巨大的卡车炸弹爆炸事件,该驻地紧靠居民区。那次爆炸导致至少15人丧生,大约240人受伤,并摧毁了很多房屋。事件中绝大多数遇难者是平民。

还没有人声称对卡车爆炸事件负责。但是阿富汗总统加尼表示,袭击事件的主使不会得逞。

与此同时,有报告说星期五在喀布尔机场附近至少还有一次爆炸事件,该机场紧邻美国特种部队的驻地。爆炸的细节还不得而知。

星期五阿富汗警察学院的爆炸事件是自从塔利班上周确认其创始人奥马尔死亡之后,首次声称负责的爆炸事件。