Triple Blast at Kabul Funeral Kills at least Six and Injures 87

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least six people have been killed and 87 injured following three explosions at a funeral in Kabul on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior said.

Mourners were paying their respects to Salim Ayzadyar, the son of an Afghan senator, when three suicide bombers detonated explosives, Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah told state television.

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Abdullah, who is the country’s second-most powerful man, was also at the funeral but was unharmed.

Simonetta Gola a spokesperson for Emergency Hospital told NBC News they had received 16 patients, but could not confirm their conditions.

Image: People attend the funeral of one of the victims of the June 2 violent protests in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 3, 2017. At least 12 people have reportedly been killed and 90 wounded after three more bombs detonated at the funeral.
People have reportedly been killed and wounded after three more bombs detonated at a funeral. Jawad Jalali / EPA

Ayzadyar died during violent clashes between Afghan police and protesters at a demonstration in Kabul on Friday.

More than a thousand demonstrators descended into the streets to demand more security in the capital after a rush-hour suicide bomb killed at least 90 people and wounded more than 450 on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

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The demonstration left seven people dead and 10 others injured, according to Najeeb Danish the spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry of the Interior.

Most of the casualties of Wednesday's blast were civilians and many of those killed were women and children, according to authorities.

Eleven U.S. citizen contractor personnel were injured, but none of the injuries are considered life threatening, a U.S. State Department official said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ahmed Mengli reported from Kabul and Saphora Smith reported from London.