HERAT: A automobile bomb focusing on an Afghan police headquarters within the western province of Ghor killed a minimum of 12 civilians and wounded greater than 100 on Sunday, officers stated.
The assault came about in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor, a province that has not seen a lot violence in comparison with another areas of the conflict-wracked nation.
“The terrorists detonated an explosives-filled car… as a result 12 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were wounded,” the inside ministry stated.
Juma Gul Yakoobi, a Ghor well being official, instructed AFP victims additionally included members of safety forces.
The presidency blamed the Taliban for the assault.
“Continuation of violence and attacks by the Taliban will seriously challenge the peace efforts by government of Afghanistan and its international partners,” it stated.
Govt blames Taliban for assault on police headquarters
Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan authorities started in Qatar final month, however violence has continued unabated on the bottom.
1000’s of households had been pressured to flee from their properties within the restive southern province of Helmand this month as fierce combating erupted between the Taliban and authorities forces.
Sporadic combating continued even on Sunday as authorities forces pushed with a counter-offensive to retake a number of the misplaced floor in and across the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, officers stated.
Earlier this week, high US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad stated the Taliban had assured US forces of lowering assaults and casualties.
“At present too many Afghans are dying. With the re-set, we expect that number to drop significantly,” Khalilzad, who negotiated a Feb 29 cope with the Taliban to drag out US forces, wrote on Twitter.
The Taliban, nevertheless, charged American forces with violating that deal by finishing up air strikes in Helmand towards their fighters.
“All contents of the US-Islamic Emirate agreement are unambiguous, but the opposite side has violated its commitments on numerous occasions, are engaging in provocative actions and bombing non-combat zones,” the Taliban stated in a press release on Sunday.
The US army dismissed the Taliban’s accusation.
“US airstrikes in Helmand and Farah have been and continue to be solely in defence of the ANDSF as they are being attacked by the Taliban,” US army spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett stated on Twitter referring to Afghan authorities forces.
Beneath the February deal, the Taliban stated they’d not assault cities whereas the US stated it will chorus from assaults on the insurgents besides to defend the Afghan forces.
Afghan officers accused the Taliban of breaching the settlement with an assault on Lashkar Gah.
The assault prompted the US to name in air strikes to defend Afghan forces.
Printed in Daybreak, October 19th, 2020