KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — 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 pinnacle of a hospital in Ghor, Mohammad Omer Lalzad, mentioned emergency employees had been treating dozens of individuals with each critical and light-weight accidents from the bombing. He anticipated the demise 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 duty 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 struggle.
On Friday, the Taliban agreed to droop assaults in southern Afghanistan that had displaced hundreds of residents in latest days. It got here after the U.S. vowed to halt all strikes and night time 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 making an attempt to repel Taliban assaults in Helmand province, which threatened to derail efforts to finish Afghanistan’s struggle.