Kabul, July 13
A suicide automobile bomber struck on Monday in northern Afghanistan’s province of Samangan, setting off a big explosion adopted by a gun battle between different attackers and Afghan forces, officers mentioned.
The officers mentioned there have been casualties however they might not present the variety of fatalities because the preventing was nonetheless underway. A provincial hospital chief, Abdul Khalil Musadiq, mentioned not less than 43 wounded — largely civilians and together with kids — had been taken to hospitals within the space.
Mohammad Hashim Sarwari, deputy chief for the provincial council, mentioned the bomber focused the provincial intelligence service division.
No one instantly claimed accountability for the assault however the Taliban are lively within the province and have stepped up their assaults just lately.
There are also rival warlords within the space and a few Islamic militants, largely Uzbeks affiliated extra with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. AP