2023 Starts with a Bang

Afghanistan rang in 2023 with a bang as a terrorist group exploded a device outside the military hospital in Kabul, as reported by news agency WION. Multiple casualties and deaths are feared. Afghanistan’s Taliban-run government has acknowledged the attack. Residents said they heard a loud explosion near the entrance to a military airfield shortly before 8:00 AM local time Sunday. The hospital is near Kabul (formerly known as Hamid Karzai) International Airport, the site of much upheaval in recent years. The blasts mark the first instance of multiple deaths from a violent source in 2023.

This footage, provided by Twitter and @TajudenSoroush, purportedly shows citizens injured in the attack, which they state resulted from a car bomb.