Two blasts targeted two minivans carrying civilians in two areas in the west of Kabul on Saturday afternoon, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said.
One of the blasts happened in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in Kabul’s District 13 and another happened after less than 30 minutes in Mahtab Qala area in Kabul’s District 6.
The ministry said that seven people were killed in the two blasts and that the casualties may rise.
The blast in Dasht-e-Barchi killed one civilian and wounded four others, including a woman, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, six civilians, including a woman, were killed and one more was wounded, the ministry added.
“A man walked out of the car and moved towards the hospital. There were two wounded and four martyrs in the car,” said Nasir, an eyewitness.
“They should stop 'genocide.' If they cannot prevent it, they should step down,” said a resident of Kabul Omid.
The Ministry of Inteiror said that only minutes after the first blast, the second blast occurred in Kabul's District 13.
“People are tired of these explosions. They cannot go to work and school,” said Salim, a resident of Kabul.
“Negligence is committed when it comes to the security of the west of Kabul,” said Ali Reza, a Kabul resident.
The blasts were similar to two explosions that happened in Kabul earlier this month, killing at least a dozen people, all civilians.
The Afghanistan Human Rights Commission, relying on its assessments about some recent terrorist attacks in Kabul, says that the Hazara community in Afghanistan are prone to “genocide,” reiterating that such targeted killings require comprehensive and deep investigation by an international team that should be picked by the UN.
Since mid-May, at least five attacks have been conducted in Kabul in which majority of the victims were from the Hazara community, including the attack on Sayed al-Shuhada High School in west of Kabul that killed over 90 people, almost all of them students, two blasts that targeted city buses in west of Kabul on Tuesday and two explosions in the west of Kabul on Thursday that targeted a corolla vehicle and a minivan, killing nine civilians, all from the same community.