2011 Logar province bombing

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== 2011 Logar province bombing ==

The 2011 Logar province bombing was a significant terrorist attack that occurred on June 25, 2011, in the Logar Province of Afghanistan. The bombing targeted a hospital in the Azra District, resulting in numerous casualties and widespread destruction.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Logar Province is located in the eastern part of Afghanistan and has been a site of frequent insurgent activity. The region has seen numerous attacks over the years due to its strategic importance and proximity to the capital city of Kabul.

The Attack[edit | edit source]

On the morning of June 25, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden vehicle outside the main entrance of the hospital in the Azra District. The explosion caused extensive damage to the hospital building and nearby structures. The attack resulted in the deaths of at least 38 people, including patients, medical staff, and civilians. Over 50 individuals were injured, many of them critically.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The bombing had a devastating impact on the local community, severely disrupting medical services in the region. Emergency response teams and international aid organizations were mobilized to provide immediate assistance and medical care to the victims. The attack was widely condemned by the Afghan government and the international community.

Perpetrators[edit | edit source]

While no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, it was widely believed to have been carried out by the Taliban, who have a history of targeting civilian infrastructure and healthcare facilities in Afghanistan.

Impact[edit | edit source]

The 2011 Logar province bombing highlighted the ongoing security challenges in Afghanistan and the vulnerability of civilian targets. It underscored the need for enhanced security measures and greater protection for healthcare facilities in conflict zones.

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