13 killed in Afghanistan bombing

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Automotive bomb focused Afghan police headquarters, close by govt. buildings in Ghor

A suicide automotive bombing on Sunday killed at the very least 13 individuals and wounded round 120 others in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province, officers mentioned.

The pinnacle of a hospital in Ghor, Mohammad Omer Lalzad, mentioned emergency employees have been treating dozens of individuals with each critical and light-weight accidents from the bombing. He anticipated the loss of life 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 a long time of warfare. in Afghanistan.

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,” Mr. Aber mentioned.

On Friday, the Taliban agreed to droop assaults in southern Afghanistan, which displaced 1000’s of residents in latest days. That got here after the U.S. vowed to halt all airstrikes in line with the peace deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February. The U.S. had been conducting strikes in assist of Afghan forces making an attempt to repel Taliban in Helmand province.

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