Witnesses: Deadly blast strikes demonstration in Kabul


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Witnesses in the Afghan capital Kabul say an explosion has struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras. Casualties are feared.

The protesters Saturday were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province.

Eyewitness Ramin Anwari described seeing up to eight bodies in the Demazang area, where protesters were preparing to set up a camp after a four-hour march. He had no further details.

One of the march organizers Laila Mohammadi said she arrived at the scene soon after the blast and saw “many dead and wounded people.”

Seddiq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, says police were working to confirm initial reports of the blast.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU