The bombing attack in eastern city of Ghazni on Sunday, with dozens of casualties, has demonstrated the urgent need for a ceasefire, Afghan State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, who is also a government negotiator at peace talks with the Taliban, said.
At least three civilians were killed and 23 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Zabul on Sunday morning, security sources reported. Among the wounded was Ata Jan Haqbayan, head of Zabul’s provincial council, who is believed to be the target of the attack.
Amir Gul, a local police commander in Chimtal district in Balkh, was killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the city of Mazar, the center of the province, on Wednesday evening, police spokesman Adil Shah Adil said.
The Taliban have deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks, Afghanistan’s acting chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Ahmad Zia Shiraj said on Monday.
KAPISA, Afghanistan – The security officials have arrested at least three suspects for possessing undocumented arms and ammunition in Mahmood Raqi city of Kapisa, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement Monday.
At least six security forces members were killed and 12 more were wounded in separate Taliban attacks in Baghlan and Nimroz provinces on Sunday night, officials and sources from the two provinces said.
KABUL, Afghanistan – A special unit of the Afghan National Police (ANP) has discovered and defused at least two roadside mines in Police District 7 of the capital city Kabul Sunday, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement.