Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombing kills 4 soldiers in Kabul

13th Sep 2019
Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombing kills 4 soldiers in Kabul

By Shadi Khan Saif

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): A Taliban-claimed suicide car bombing killed at least four soldiers and injuring three in the Afghan capital Kabul near the headquarters of the army’s commando forces, an official statement said Thursday.

A minibus packed with explosives was detonated close to the entrance of the headquarters, said a Defense Ministry statement.
It confirmed four soldiers were killed and three others wounded in the attack.

“The terrorist groups have sustained heavy losses on the battlefront and continue to lose more area with each passing day, which is why they are carrying out attacks in cities among civilians,” the statement said.

The Taliban took responsibility for the attack in Chahar Asyab district in Kabul,

Zabihullah Mujahed, the group’s spokesman, claimed on social media that one of its infiltrators staged the suicide bombing “killing and wounding 200 commando forces”.

Earlier, Nusrat Rahimi, Interior Ministry spokesman, said the blast took place in the Reshkor area of Kabul, on the western outskirts of the capital.

Following the collapsed talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, and days ahead of the landmark presidential polls, Afghanistan has witnessed an alarming spike in violence across the country, claiming lives on all sides.

Elections in the war-ravaged country are scheduled for Sept. 28.

[Photo: Afghanistan soldiers take security measures after a massive suicide bombing by Taliban in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul close to the headquarters of the army’s commando forces on September 12, 2019. Photographer: Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat/AA]

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