Ghazni suicide killing: At least 31 killed, 24 wounded in Afghan military base

Ghazni suicide killing: At least 31 killed, 24 wounded in Afghan military base

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 32 died, and over 24 injured in a suicide bomber attack at an Afghan army base on Sunday.
  • A suicide bomber entered an army base in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan and detonated the explosives within a Humvee vehicle he was traveling.
  • So far no groups have claimed responsibility.
  • Deadly attacks in Afghanisthan are on a sharp rise, even as late as November end of this year where the Militant Taliban groups regularly clash with the Afghan government.

KOLKATA (India) — At least 32 died, and over 24 injured in a suicide bomber attack at an Afghan army base on Sunday, local media reported.

As per media reports, a suicide bomber entered an army base in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan and detonated the explosives within a Humvee vehicle he was traveling, instantly killing dozens of military personnel in the vicinity.

The powerful explosion damaged parts of a police building in the vicinity, the Associated Press reported, while windows were blown out in the city near the bombing ground-zero.

“We have received 26 bodies and 17 wounded so far. All of them are security personnel,” Baz Mohammad Hemat, director of Ghazni hospital, told AFP news agency. Following Hemat’s tally, the death toll rose significantly.

So far no groups have claimed responsibility.

The Ghazni attack was followed by another attack in the southern province of Zubal, where a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of a provincial council chief.

The provincial chief reportedly survived the attack, but 12 others were killed and several injured.

Deadly attacks in Afghanisthan are on a sharp rise, even as late as November end of this year where the Militant Taliban groups regularly clash with the Afghan government.

Historic peace talks held this year in September and earlier on February could not subside the tensions that dot the South Asian region.

At least 18 people were killed, and over 57 injured, after a suicide bomber blasted himself at an education center in the Afghan capital, Kabul, We The World reported.

According to the interior ministry’s statement to media, the suicide bomber planned to enter the education center but was identified by the guards and denied entry, when he detonated.

Talks to establish peace between the Taliban and the Afghan government and its allies have not been very productive, with the Taliban, that control vast swathes of Afghanisthan, increasing their violence in the region.

The US is reducing the majority of troops from Afghanistan which were stationed in the region as apart of its largest war, the War on Terrorism.

But the Afghan government has raised concerns saying the sudden reduction in troops could boost the Taliban’s stance in negotiations.

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