In Kabul, Talibani suicide bomber homicides at least 10 people, 42 are injured
Taliban suicide burst in the city of Kabul murdered at least 10 people and injured more than 40 on Thursday, damaging cars and workshops in a field near the base of Afghanistan’s NATO force and the U.S. consulate, executives stated.
The Taliban declared accountability for the attack even as the rebels and U.S. officials have been bartering a deal on a U.S. troop removal in change for Taliban protection guarantees.
“At least 10 civilians have been killed and 42 wounded were taken to hospitals,” stated Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior bureau in Kabul.
A video and images posted on social media revealed numerous cars and small shops torn apart by the explosion at a checkpoint on a road near the NATO position and U.S. embassy. Police cordoned off the field.
Observers said the suicide bomber blasted himself up as hundreds of people were occupying or crossing the street.
Besmellah Ahmadi told he sustained minor wounds in the blast and sought shelter in a store.
“My car windows were shattered. People hurried to get me out of the car,” he said to Reuters.
On Monday, a Taliban suicide vehicle bomber attacked a mixture used by international organizations in Kabul, destroying at least 16 people and injuring more than 100.
The U.S. top arbitrator for harmony in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad announced this week the two sides had picked up a draft structure arrangement under which U.S. troops would leave five military centers in Afghanistan within 135 days of the signing of the agreement.
There are some 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, stationed at various bases over the nation.
Khalilzad is anticipated to meet Afghan and NATO comptrollers to explain the draft agreement, which must still be accepted by U.S. President Donald Trump before it can be confirmed.
Khalilzad, an experienced Afghan-American ambassador, has shared portions of the draft with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and sought his opinion before firming up an accommodation that could bring an end to America’s highest military interference overseas.