Automobile bombing in western Afghanistan kills 13, wounds 120

KABUL: A suicide automotive bombing on Sunday killed no less than 13 folks and wounded round 120 others in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province, officers mentioned.
The top of a hospital in Ghor, Mohammad Omer Lalzad, mentioned emergency workers 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 automotive 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 battle.
Arif Aber, spokesman for the provincial governor in Ghor, mentioned the blast was so sturdy that its sound may heard throughout Feroz Koh, the capital metropolis of the province.
“It broken and partially destroyed a number of authorities buildings, together with the police chief’s workplace, the ladies’s affairs division and the provincial workplace for refugees,” Aber mentioned.
On Friday, the Taliban agreed to droop assaults in southern Afghanistan that had displaced hundreds of residents in current days. It got here after the USvowed to halt all strikes and evening raids consistent with the peace settlement the USsigned with the Taliban in February.
The UShad been conducting air strikes in help of Afghan forces attempting to repel Taliban assaults in Helmand province, which threatened to derail efforts to finish Afghanistan’s battle.

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