A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan’s capital Sunday, killing at the very least three people in a car, the newest assault to happen whilst authorities negotiators are in Qatar to renew peace talks with the Taliban.
Tariq Arian, spokesman for the inside minister, mentioned a spokesman for the ministry’s public safety forces “a security force” was one of many three killed in the assault. One different particular person was wounded he mentioned.
No one instantly claimed accountability for the assault. The Islamic State group has claimed accountability for a number of assaults in the capital in current months, together with on instructional establishments that killed 50 people, most of them college students.
IS has claimed accountability for rocket assaults in December focusing on the foremost U.S. base in Afghanistan. There have been no casualties.
Taliban militants have in the meantime continued their insurgency towards authorities forces whereas preserving their promise to not assault U.S. and NATO troops.
Sunday’s assault comes as Afghan negotiators are to renew talks with the Taliban geared toward discovering an finish to a long time of relentless battle. Frustration and concern have grown over a spike in violence that has combatants on either side blaming the opposite.
The stop-and-go talks between the Taliban and the federal government come amid rising doubt over a U.S.-Taliban peace deal brokered by the administration of outgoing President Donald Trump.
An accelerated withdrawal of U.S. troops ordered by Trump means simply 2,500 American troopers will nonetheless be in Afghanistan when President-elect Joe Biden takes workplace this month. Biden has advocated for preserving a small intelligence-based presence in Afghanistan, however Taliban leaders have flatly rejected any international troops.