Car bomb kills at least 14 in Ghazni city as the Taliban group holds peace talks in Qatar
Islamist Taliban attackers detonated an automobile bomb in Ghazni city near an office of Afghanistan’s main intelligence service, the National Directorate of Safety And Security (NDS), during Sunday morning’s rush hour, officials claimed as opposing Afghan groups met in Qatar to talk about peace.
The blast in an overcrowded place of Ghazni city was the most current in a wave of near-daily attacks by the Taliban, who currently hold sway over concerning half of Afghanistan and also proceed to heightened attacks on Afghan pressures in spite of increased U.S. initiatives in the direction of a peace agreement to finish the 18-year battle.
Doors and also home windows of the school were damaged in the powerful explosion; the kids suffered multiple injuries brought on by flying fragments of glass as well as busted pieces of timber.
Health authorities in Ghazni said 13 adults, consisting of eight NDS members, and also a youngster was killed. At the very least 60 kids that were attending classes in an independent school situated near the blast site were among the 180 people injured.
“The casualty figures might increase as this is not the last record of those hurt in the effective blast,” stated Zaher Shah Nekmal, a health and wellness director in Ghazni province.
The Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack. “Loads of NDS officers were killed or wounded,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement.
The attack came hrs before Taliban officials were due to start satisfying a group of Afghan delegates in Qatar as a component of polite initiatives to end years of violence and depend on between Covering private citizens and also the militant group.