KABUL — A suicide automobile bombing on Sunday killed no less than 12 folks and wounded greater than 100 others in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province, officers mentioned.
The top of a hospital in Ghor, Mohammad Omer Lalzad, mentioned emergency employees had been treating dozens of individuals with each severe and lightweight accidents from the bombing. He anticipated the loss of life toll to rise.
Inside Ministry spokesman Tariq Aran mentioned the automobile bombing struck close to the doorway of the provincial police chief’s workplace and different close by authorities buildings within the space.
Nobody instantly claimed accountability for the assault in Ghor, which comes amid an uptick in assaults by the Taliban as representatives of the group and Afghan authorities officers maintain their first-ever face-to-face talks in Qatar, the place the Taliban have had a political workplace for a few years. The negotiations are supposed to finish the nation’s decades-long warfare.
On Friday, the Taliban agreed to droop assaults in southern Afghanistan that had displaced 1000’s of residents in current days. It got here after the U.S. vowed to halt all strikes and evening raids in step with the peace settlement the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February.
The U.S. had been conducting air strikes in assist of Afghan forces attempting to repel Taliban assaults in Helmand province, which threatened to derail efforts to finish Afghanistan’s warfare.
Rahim Faiez, The Related Press