Afghanistan.- The Taliban claim to have prevented an attack on the Passport Department in Kabul

December 23, 2021


The authorities established by the Taliban in Afghanistan have assured this Thursday that they had aborted an attempt to attack the building of the Afghan Passport Department in the country’s capital, Kabul, and have stressed that the event has ended without victims.

The Afghan Interior Ministry has indicated through its account on the social network Twitter that “an attack has been prevented in front of the Passport Department in Kabul” and has detailed that an attacker who tried to break into the building “has been eliminated by the security personnel “.

“No one has died or been injured in the attack,” he said, without claiming responsibility for the moment. Shortly before, a spokesman for the Kabul Security Department quoted by the Afghan television network Tolo TV had pointed to a car bomb attack at the scene.

The event comes less than a week after the Taliban resumed issuing passports in Kabul to facilitate departures from the country, at a time when much of the population feels threatened by possible retaliation by the movement or by the shadow. of the violence of the Islamic State.

Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), which considers the Taliban traitors to the orthodoxy of ‘sharia’ or Islamic law and advocates a much harsher interpretation, has been behind several attacks in recent months.

Thus, the group has claimed responsibility for several attacks since the Taliban seized power in August after the then president, Ashraf Ghani fled, including several executed against mosques in Kunduz and Kandahar provinces that left more than a hundred dead.