Car bomb blast in front of police chief’s office; 16 dead, more than 100 injured

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A car bomb went off in Afghanistan’s abject state Sunday morning. Local people gathered around the wreckage after the blast.

  • No terrorist organization has yet claimed responsibility for the blast in Ghor province
  • This happened at a time when peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are going on

A car explosion took place on Sunday in Firoz Koha, the capital of Afghanistan’s West Ghor province. It killed about 16 people and injured more than 100. According to officials, the incident occurred at 11.15 am (local time) in the morning. The explosion has damaged nearby buildings. It was a suicide attack. Security forces have laid siege to the entire area.

Tariq Aran, spokesperson of the country’s Home Ministry, said – The blast took place near the entrance gate of the Police Chief Office of Ghor province. There are also other government offices here. The work of evacuating those trapped in the debris of the collapsed houses is going on. The condition of most of the injured is critical. In such a situation, the death toll can increase.

Taliban often attacks in Ghor province

Terrorist organizations often carry out Taliban attacks in Ghor province. However, no terrorist organization has yet claimed responsibility for the incident. This comes at a time when peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are going on. Afghan government officials met Taliban representatives for the last time in Qatar. On Friday, the Taliban assured not to carry out attacks in the southern region of Afghanistan.

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