Bomb assaults in Kabul and in northern Afghanistan, in addition to an ambush within the nation’s south killed not less than 5 individuals on Wednesday and wounded 15, officers mentioned.
Two sticky bombs focused authorities workers within the Afghan capital, killing two individuals, together with a police officer, and wounding two others, police mentioned.
In the meantime, in Puli Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, a bomb focused a car belonging to the provincial intelligence division, killing two service members and wounding 11 individuals, together with each navy and civilians, mentioned Nazir Najem, the provincial governor’s spokesman.
In southern Urozgan province, gunmen ambushed the car of the intelligence chief within the metropolis of Tarin Kowt, killing him and wounding two different service members, mentioned Zelgay Ebadi, the spokesman for the provincial governor.
Nobody instantly claimed accountability for the assaults. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz mentioned one of many sticky bombs was connected to a police car, whereas the opposite was connected to a automobile belonging to the schooling ministry. The police have been investigating, he mentioned.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid mentioned he was not conscious of the explosions in Kabul.
In the meantime, the Islamic State group claimed accountability for a mortar assault yesterday in Kabul that killed three individuals, together with two authorities workers, and wounded not less than 16, together with 4 youngsters and ladies.
Tariq Arian, the Inside Ministry’s spokesman, mentioned militants fired a barrage of rockets from two automobiles towards completely different areas of the town. Earlier, studies mentioned solely that there have been 10 wounded. The assaults got here as Afghans on Tuesday marked their nation’s Independence Day.
The Islamic State group mentioned it fired 16 mortar shells, concentrating on the presidential palace, embassies and Afghan authorities places of work in Kabul. Authorities mentioned a lot of the shells hit residential properties.
The violence comes amid new uncertainties over the beginning of talks between the Taliban and the Kabul political management. The federal government mentioned it might not launch the final 320 Taliban prisoners it holds till the insurgents free extra captured Afghan troopers.
The choice went towards that of a conventional Afghan council held earlier this month — the Loya Jirga — and is more likely to additional delay intra-Afghan peace talks sought by america.