Bomb assaults in Kabul and northern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed at the very least 4 individuals and wounded 13, officers mentioned.
Two sticky bombs focused authorities staff 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 army and civilians, mentioned Nazir Najem, the provincial governor’s spokesman.
Nobody instantly claimed duty for the assaults. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz mentioned one of many sticky bombs was hooked up to a police car, whereas the opposite was hooked up to a automotive belonging to the schooling ministry. The police had 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 duty for a mortar assault the day past in Kabul that killed three individuals, together with two authorities staff, and wounded at the very least 16, together with 4 youngsters and lady.
Tariq Arian, the Inside Ministry’s spokesman, mentioned militants fired a barrage of rockets from two automobiles towards completely different areas of 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, focusing on the presidential palace, embassies and Afghan authorities places of work in Kabul. Authorities mentioned many of the shells hit residential houses.
The violence comes amid new uncertainties over the beginning of talks between the Taliban and the Kabul political management. The federal government mentioned it could 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.