Afghanistan: car bomb kills at least 21 as US prepares to withdraw troops

1st May, 2021

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People wait outside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan to see relatives who were injured when a car bomb struck a guest house in Pul-e-Alam Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP


At least 21 people have been killed and nearly 100 wounded after a car bomb exploded in an Afghan city south of the capital that president Ashraf Ghani has blamed on the Taliban. Friday’s blast occurred in a residential area of Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province, as people were breaking their Ramadan fast, and came on the eve of the formal start of the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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