Kabul blast: Suicide bomber targets security forces in PD2 HQ; at least nine dead, 13 hurt

Suicide bomber targeted security forces in PD2 Kabul, casualties fears.

Kabul blast: Suicide bomber targets security forces in PD2 HQ; at least nine dead, 13 hurt
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Kabul: In the second deadliest bomb blasts in the Afghan capital, a suicide bomber targeted security forces in PD2 police headquarters here on Saturday evening killing at least nine and injuring thirteen.

According to Pajhwok Afghan News, the wounded people and many dead bodies have been immideately rushed to the nearest hospitals.

The Pajhwok Afghan News further reported that many ambulances were seen rushing inside the affected area and taking injured people to the nearest hospital.

The attack comes hours after at least 10 people were killed and over 40 injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar today.

“A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives in a market in Asadabad, the provincial capital, 10 people were killed and over 40 were injured,” Ghani Mosamem, spokesperson for the provincial governor, as per AFP.

Kunar is a restive and remote province that shares a long border with neighbouring Pakistan -- which the Afghan government has accused in the past of harbouring Taliban militants.

Delegates from Afghanistan, China, the US and Pakistan met in Kabul last week for a fourth round of talks aimed at forming a path back to the nascent peace process, which was interrupted by last summer’s announcement that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died.

The fresh peace initiative comes as the insurgents wage an unprecedented winter campaign of violence across Afghanistan, underscoring a worsening security situation, more than 14 years after they were driven out of power by US-led Nato forces.

Since the start of the new year, Kabul has seen at least four bomb attacks. A group of unidentified insurgents also targeted the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in January.

The attacks have coincided with renewed efforts to revive the peace process with the Taliban which broke down in July. A meeting of Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials is planned in Islamabad next week to lay the ground.

(With Agency inputs)

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