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Fatal attack in Kabul near the EU delegation

(B2) Nearly a hundred killed and as many injured, the attack committed in Kabul near the building of the EU delegation (1) and the High Peace Council on Saturday (January 27), is significant.

The attack, claimed by the Taliban, was committed using two people ambulances packed with explosives (2). This means at least made it possible to pass the first checkpoint – under the pretext that they had to urgently bring a patient to the hospital. It was at the second checkpoint that he was recognized and blew up the vehicle, according to the deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior, Nasrat Rahimi, interviewed by AFP.

The toll is heavy: 103 killed and 235 wounded. The first assessment was revised upwards. However, no casualties from the EU delegation have been reported, according to B2 sources.

(NGV)

(1) This is not the first time that the EU delegation has been targeted.

(2) The explosion was heard several km away according to AFP.

(3) a procedure that is extraordinary to say the least, which could be considered a war crime because it is contrary to the Geneva Conventions

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).