• Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
  • Last Update : 04:04 pm

12 killed by car bomb targeting Afghan police

  • Published at 09:36 pm October 18th, 2020
Int'l--12-killed-by-car-bomb-targeting-Afghan-police
Security personnel and residents gather around the site of a car bomb attack that targeted an Afghan police headquarters in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor Province on October 18, 2020 AFP

The terrorists detonated an explosives-filled car as a result 12 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were wounded’

A car bomb on Sunday targeting an Afghan police headquarters in the western province of Ghor killed at least 12 civilians and wounded more than 100, officials said.

The attack took place in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor, a province that has not seen much violence compared to some other regions of the conflict-wracked country.

"The terrorists detonated an explosives-filled car as a result 12 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were wounded," the interior ministry said. 

Juma Gul Yakoobi, a Ghor health official, told AFP victims also included members of security forces.

The presidency blamed the Taliban for the attack.

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government began in Qatar last month, but violence has continued unabated on the ground.

Thousands of families were forced to flee from their homes in the restive southern province of Helmand this month as fierce fighting erupted between the Taliban and government forces.

Sporadic fighting continued even on Sunday as government forces pushed with a counter-offensive to retake some of the lost ground in and around the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, officials said.

Earlier this week, top US top negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad said the Taliban had assured US forces of reducing attacks and casualties.

The Taliban, however, charged American forces with violating that deal by carrying out air strikes in Helmand against their fighters.

The US military dismissed the Taliban's accusation.


51
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail