Commemorations took place in New York and Washington on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by al-Qaeda, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed, even as violence erupted in Aghanistan where U.S. troops are still on the ground. In New York, the Bell of Hope rang out at St. Paul’s Chapel to mark the moment at 8.46 a.m. when the first of two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center. Mourners gathered at the National September 11 Memorial Plaza in Manhattan for the annual reading of victims’ names.
In Afghanistan, a suicide attack in Momandara district of Nangarhar province killed 68 and wounded about 130. The Islamic State also carried out bombings in three schools.