Taliban kill 11 in assault on Afghan intelligence compound

Kabul, July 13

Taliban insurgents launched a fancy assault on an intelligence compound in northern Afghanistan on Monday that started with a suicide bombing and killed no less than 11 intelligence company personnel, officers stated.

The assault happened in Aybak, the capital of the Samangan province. Sediq Azizi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, stated one other 63 folks have been wounded within the assault and the following clashes.

A suicide bomber struck the compound, adopted by two insurgents who opened fireplace. Both have been killed within the gun battle, Azizi stated. The blast from the preliminary bombing could possibly be heard miles (kilometres) away and broken a number of close by buildings.

Abdul Khalil Musadiq, a provincial hospital chief, stated a lot of these wounded have been civilians, together with kids.

The Taliban claimed the assault. The insurgents have continued to often goal Afghan safety forces regardless of signing a peace settlement with the US in February that was supposed to pave the best way for an finish to a long time of warfare.

On Sunday, the Taliban attacked checkpoints within the northern Kunduz province, killing no less than 14 Afghan safety forces, based on Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

The Taliban stated they have been behind the assaults however claimed authorities forces fired mortar shells in response, hitting civilian properties — a claimed dismissed by the Defence Ministry.

The Taliban and authorities forces have been buying and selling blame over a current surge in violence throughout Afghanistan — whilst efforts proceed to attempt to convey concerning the begin of direct peace talks between the federal government and the insurgents.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the assault in Samangan and accused the Taliban of making an attempt to strengthen their hand forward of any negotiations.

The Taliban accuse authorities forces of concentrating on them of their properties, with their households bearing the brunt of these operations. The authorities says the insurgents proceed to assault safety forces and civilians. AP


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