Lethal automobile bomb assault exterior Afghanistan police headquarters

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Greater than 100 individuals wounded in a strong automobile bomb in Ghor province, inside ministry stated.

A minimum of 12 civilians have been killed and greater than 100 individuals wounded after a automobile bomb focusing on an Afghan police headquarters within the western province of Ghor went off on Sunday.

The assault occurred in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor, a province that has not seen a lot violence in contrast with another areas of the conflict-wracked nation.

The ministry of inside stated the automobile bomb detonated in entrance of Ghor police headquarters at about 11am native time (06:30 GMT).

“The terrorists detonated an explosives-filled automobile… in consequence 12 civilians had been killed and greater than 100 individuals had been wounded,” the inside ministry stated.

Mohammad Omer Lalzad, head of a hospital in Ghor, stated emergency workers had been treating dozens of individuals, including that the demise toll will rise.

Juma Gul Yakoobi, a Ghor well being official, informed AFP information company that the victims additionally included members of safety forces.

“The explosion was very highly effective,” stated Aref Abir, spokesman for the Ghor governor. “There are fatalities and casualties, and individuals are taking them to hospitals.”

He stated the blast broken close by authorities workplaces dealing with social affairs.

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan authorities started in Qatar final month however violence has continued unabated on the bottom.

The talks look like stalled because the Taliban and the Kabul administration have struggled to determine a primary framework for negotiations.

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 US stated it could halt all assaults and evening raids consistent with the peace settlement it signed with the Taliban in February.

The US had been conducting air assaults in help of Afghan forces attempting to repel Taliban assaults in Helmand province, which threatened to derail efforts to finish Afghanistan’s conflict.