6 March 2020 Kabul shooting

On 6 March 2020, a mass shooting occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan.[1] Two gunmen fired from a building that was under construction, killing 32 people and injuring another 81.[1][2] It happened during a ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder by the Taliban of Afghan Shia leader Abdul Ali Mazari.[1] The ceremony was attended by Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah, who escaped unharmed.[1] The two gunmen were killed later the same day.[1] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][3][4]

2020 Kabul shooting
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
6 March 2020 Kabul shooting is located in Afghanistan
Kabul
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6 March 2020 Kabul shooting (Afghanistan)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date6 March 2020; 3 years ago (2020-03-06) (AFT (UTC+04:30))
TargetPoliticians
Attack type
Missile, shootings
Deaths32
Injured82
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Kabul attack
  2. ^ dailyetilaatroz (7 March 2020). "محقق و خلیلی: حمله بر مراسم سالیاد ترور عبدالعلی مزاری توسط یک هیأت مشترک بررسی شود". روزنامه اطلاعات روز (in Persian). Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Dozens killed in Kabul ceremony attack claimed by ISIL". Al Jazeera. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Kabul Attack That Killed 27: AMAQ". The New York Times. Reuters. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.[permanent dead link]