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IED Blast Kills Commander As Nation Reels From Mosque Attack

"His condition was really bad, he was not breathing, three or four parts of his body were broken," said another eye witness, Samiullah

An IED blast in Bagrami district of Kabul on Monday killed anti-terror commander of 111 Kabul army corps and wounded a ministry of defense staff member.

The incident happened early Monday morning while the officer was on his way to work. Just hours later, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque in the capital, killing at least 30 people and wounding over 50.

Although the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has not disclosed the identity of the IED blast victims, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed that the person killed in the blast was the ant-terror commander of 111 Kabul corps.

The incident took place in Bagrami district of Kabul.

"One of them was wounded and his body is full of injuries," said an eye witness, Sayed Assadullah.

"His condition was really bad, he was not breathing, three or four parts of his body were broken," said another eye witness, Samiullah.

Suicide attacks and other terror related incidents have dramatically increased in Kabul over the past two months.

In this time, Kabul suffered three suicide attacks, ten IED explosions and at least four kidnapping incidents.

"We need the cooperation of the public, all complaints which are filed with the police must be investigated," said Sediq Sediqqi, MoI spokesman.

Some critics have blamed this surge on police and intelligence agencies.

"The only solution is that the security forces work more on reconnaissance and intelligence services," former MP Moeen Marastyal said.

"No one (officials within security institutions) listens to each other; there is no coordination between them; in some cases soldiers do not comply with their commanders' orders," said MP Helai Irshad.

Afghanistan

IED Blast Kills Commander As Nation Reels From Mosque Attack

"His condition was really bad, he was not breathing, three or four parts of his body were broken," said another eye witness, Samiullah

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An IED blast in Bagrami district of Kabul on Monday killed anti-terror commander of 111 Kabul army corps and wounded a ministry of defense staff member.

The incident happened early Monday morning while the officer was on his way to work. Just hours later, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque in the capital, killing at least 30 people and wounding over 50.

Although the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has not disclosed the identity of the IED blast victims, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed that the person killed in the blast was the ant-terror commander of 111 Kabul corps.

The incident took place in Bagrami district of Kabul.

"One of them was wounded and his body is full of injuries," said an eye witness, Sayed Assadullah.

"His condition was really bad, he was not breathing, three or four parts of his body were broken," said another eye witness, Samiullah.

Suicide attacks and other terror related incidents have dramatically increased in Kabul over the past two months.

In this time, Kabul suffered three suicide attacks, ten IED explosions and at least four kidnapping incidents.

"We need the cooperation of the public, all complaints which are filed with the police must be investigated," said Sediq Sediqqi, MoI spokesman.

Some critics have blamed this surge on police and intelligence agencies.

"The only solution is that the security forces work more on reconnaissance and intelligence services," former MP Moeen Marastyal said.

"No one (officials within security institutions) listens to each other; there is no coordination between them; in some cases soldiers do not comply with their commanders' orders," said MP Helai Irshad.

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