Suicide bombing in Afghanistan leaves seven dead and dozens wounded
May 18 2020 10:03 AM
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Suicide bombing in Afghanistan leaves seven dead and dozens wounded

Dpa/Kabul

A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's south-eastern province of Ghazni left at least seven dead and wounded a further 40 people, according to the provincial governor's spokesman.

The bomber detonated a Humvee vehicle inside a facility of the provincial intelligence agency's special forces early Monday morning, spokesman Arif Noori said.

Nasir Ahmad Faqiri, the council chief for the province, confirmed the casualties.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the incident left tens of the special forces of the National Directorate of Security - the Afghan intelligence agency - dead and wounded.

On Thursday, the Taliban detonated a truck close to a military building in Gardiz city in southeastern Paktia province, leaving five dead and 20 injured, including military and civilians.

Last week, the Taliban attacked a military checkpoint in the Alishang district of eastern Laghman province that left dozens dead or wounded.

The Taliban attribute these attacks as a response to a decree from President Ashraf Ghani, who ordered Afghan forces to go on the offensive against the Taliban after deadly attacks on civilians in Afghanistan.

Following the order, the Afghan Ministry of Defense has also claimed to have killed dozens of Taliban militants across the country during various ground or aerial operations.




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