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WorldTaliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security compound

10:10  07 july  2019
10:10  07 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Taliban kill 26 government militiamen as talks enter crucial stage

Taliban kill 26 government militiamen as talks enter crucial stage Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as the militants and U.S. negotiators prepared for a new round of peace talks in Qatar. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The U.S. officials and the Islamist militants are due to launch a seventh round of talks later on Saturday, in what one U.S. official said was a "make-or-break moment" in efforts to end the 18-year war. The talks will be led by Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S.

The Afghan authorities said the attack started on Monday morning, when a US-made armoured Humvee vehicle was driven Last week, Taliban fighters set off a car bomb outside a highly fortified compound in Kabul, killing at least five people and wounding more than 110 Afghans and expats.

Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military. One week earlier, another car bomb killed at least four people and wounded 90 in Kabul.

Taliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security compound© Bing Maps/ © 2019 Microsoft Map of Ghazni province, Afghanistan KABUL, July 7 (Reuters) - Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and four civilians, as well as wounding more than 50 civilians, by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on Sunday, government officials and the Taliban said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for detonating the bomb near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Ghazni city during Sunday morning's rush hour. "Dozens of NDS officers were killed or wounded," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.

Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital; target unclear

Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital; target unclear A powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital early Monday, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul's downtown area near the U.S. Embassy. At least 15 people have been wounded, said ambulance worker Ahmad Zahir. The explosion occurred as the streets in the capital were packed with morning commuters. Officials and police were at the scene of the blast and few details were available. Ambulance sirens screamed throughout the downtown area as they rushed to the scene.

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban killed at least 12 security force members in a car bomb attack The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack , which spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said had killed The insurgents have increased attacks in recent months in their effort to overthrow the

At least 12 people were killed Monday in a Taliban -claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan , officials said, as the insurgents continue to At least three gunmen stormed the base following the explosion, igniting a firefight with Afghan security forces. All three gunmen were later

Arif Noori, a provincial government spokesman in Ghazni, confirmed eight members of the NDS and four civilians died in the blast, with more than 50 civilians injured. "Many injured people were being rushed to the hospital," he said.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

The blast in a crowded area of Ghazni city was the latest in a wave of near-daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold sway over about half of Afghanistan and continue to intensify attacks on Afghan forces despite increased efforts towards a peace agreement to end the 18-year war.

(Reporting by Mustafa Andalib in Ghazni, Hamid Shalizi, Abdul Qadir Sediqi in KABUL Writing by Rupam Jain, Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)

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