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World Afghanistan: mortal explosion in a mosque, the cease-fire flashes

18:30  14 may  2021
18:30  14 may  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Afghanistan: explosion mortelle dans une mosquée, le cessez-le feu vole en éclats © supplied by the point

U Explosion has made at least 12 deaths in a mosque in the suburbs of Kabul, navalizing the cease- Provisional Le-Fire of Eid el-Fitr, shortly after the American withdrawal of Kandahar's air base, one of the largest Afghanistan .

The attack occurred during Friday prayers, alleging victims about fifteen wounded among the faithful, according to the police.

He intervened on the second day of a three-day ceasefire concluded between the Taliban and the Afghan forces on the occasion of Eid el-Fitr, the Muslim festival that marks the end of the fasting of Ramadan.

Since May 1, when the United States were supposed to have withdrawn their 2,500 soldiers still present on the spot, the country is in the grip of a resurgence of violence while the US forces continue to leave the country.

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Last week, American aircraft went to strike from Kandahar's air base in order to lend his hand to the Afghan forces that were trying to repel a Vast Offensive Taliban.

"This basis was not officially rendered but I can confirm that they left Wednesday," said Khoja Yaya Alawi, a spokesman for the Afghan army in Kandahar.

"They handed all facilities to the Afghan forces," said Kandahar Airport Manager.

A procurement of official power must take place after Eid el-Fitr, the Muslim festival which, until Saturday, marks the end of the fasting of Ramadan, indicated these two officials.

- The second American base of the country-

at one time, this base was the second largest for the American and international troops present in the country.

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The province of Kandahar is an former Taliban bastion located in the south of Afghanistan and in recent months, it has been the scene of clashes between insurgents and Afghan forces.

The US military did not wish to comment immediately.

Washington and NATO pledged to withdraw all their troops still on the spot by the 11th of September, dates from the 20th anniversary of the 2001 attacks.

The US Army announced Tuesday having advanced up to 6 at 12% in his withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Rare are those who think that Afghan forces will face Taliban without the protection of air forces and US special forces.

In recent weeks, the fighting has intensified in some provinces and Tuesday the Taliban has seized a district controlled by the Afghan government on the outskirts of Kabul.

Taliban fighters increasingly encircle large urban centers, suggesting that they are waiting for the withdrawal of Americans before launching vast offensives against the cities of the country.

On May 8, more than 50 people were killed and a hundred more wounded in a Shiite Hazara neighborhood of the Western capital during a series of bombs explosions placed in front of a girls' school. This was the most murderer bombing for a year.

The authorities accused the Taliban to be responsible for this attack but the Taliban denied the authors.

14/05/2021 13:35:00 - Kandahar (Afghanistan) ( AFP ) - © 2021 AFP

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