Terrorism

More than 45 people killed, 70 others injured in Afghan Volleyball attack

In the worst attack recorded this year in Afghanistan, at least 45 people were killed on Sunday, during a volleyball tournament being held in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, a government spokesman said.

Another 70 people were injured, said Deputy Interior Minister, Ayub Salangi. Most of the victims are civilians, including many children and young people. The figure may increase. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A Health Ministry official said that hospitals are overwhelmed. "We don't have the capacity to take care of all the victims. Many of the wounded died in hospital or on the way there," he said.

The Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, condemned the attack on Twitter saying- "This barbaric attack on civilians in Paktika is unacceptable. It is a slaughter and terrorists are responsible for the deaths," he wrote on the social network.

In July, also in Paktika province, more than 40 people were blown up by a car bomb, about 50 people were injured.

The province is located on the border with Pakistan, where the army is fighting the insurgents and the Taliban in the tribal region of north. The Taliban have repeatedly made attacks against followers of a sport.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. ubesie chukwuebuka chidiogo

    November 24, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Let’s handle this world gentle, Let’s live as brothers and sister’s because I don’t find any reason why we should be bombing each other and killing each other , May God grant peace between Taliban and Pakistan

    • Ejinwa Anthony

      November 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

      they are the core of this terrorism we are experiencing in this country

  2. Ejinwa Anthony

    November 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

    These terrorist attacks is has been an issue in Pakistan, all I can say is Abdul Rashid
    Dostum it’s good you have identified the attack as a terrorist one the next thing is to put things in place so that they can be brought to justice.

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