Kabul, November 12: A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday. According to reports, a suicide bomber blew himself close to a police checkpoint near a school in central Kabul. Till now three people are reported to be killed in the attack, while many policemen are also feared to be injured. Ambulances were rushed to the spot. No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul Blast: 48 People Dead, 67 Injured In Suicide Bombing at Dasht-e-Barchi
The blast occurred near a place where as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Kabul to protest against the government’s failure to prevent attacks by Taliban terrorists in two provinces - Ghazni and Herat. A Kabul police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Reuters that he I took four bodies away, but there were more on the ground. Taliban Offensive Cuts of Link Highway Between Kabul and Three Afghan Provinces
According to reports, many Afghan soldiers lost their lives in the heavy gun fighting with Taliban militants at the weekend in the provinces of Ghazni and Herat. On Sunday, Taliban fighters also attacked Farah city as well as checkpoints in the nearby districts of Khaki Safed and Bala Buluk. Authorities claimed that 45 Afghan local police were killed in the fighting, along with five soldiers. Afghan forces suffered from their highest level of casualties ever in the attack on Sunday.
Meanwhile, these attacks come after peace talks between Afghanistan government and Taliban which were held in Moscow on Friday. India also sent its representatives at a "non-official level", reassessing its policy on talks with the Taliban group. The US Embassy in Moscow also sent a diplomat to observe the discussions.