Over the past two days, armed attacks have continued in Afghanistan, which claimed the lives of dozens of soldiers and civilians, while stalled peace talks efforts continue between the government and the Taliban movement in Doha.
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The local Pajwak news agency quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the attack was carried out by a car bomb, and targeted an army base in the Kura district of Uruzgan province.
The deadliest incident occurred in northern Faryab province where at least 14 security forces, including the Qaisar district police chief, were killed in an overnight Taliban attack.
According to state council member Nader Al-Sayyadi, the gunmen seized the area’s police headquarters and the municipality building, confirming the killing of 14 security forces, while about 30 others are still surrounded by the attackers.
On Twitter, the Taliban claimed a car bomb attack yesterday, targeting a police station in the northern province of Balkh, killing two policemen and wounding 15, including civilians.
Government officials had reported that at least 11 civilians, including 3 children, were killed, Saturday, in a landmine explosion in their vehicle on their way to the city of Qal’at Nou in Badghis state (northwest), accusing the Taliban of planting the mine.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place hours before senior Taliban leaders met United Nations officials in Qatar to discuss the Afghan peace process and the security of diplomats and humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.
These attacks are recorded despite an agreement between Washington and the Taliban, in February 2020, stipulating the withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan.
On Sunday, the US special envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, made a brief visit to the capital, Kabul, to meet with government officials, and he will later travel to Doha, which has been hosting stalled talks for months between the Taliban and the Afghan government.