A bomb ripped by way of a car carrying a Taliban police chief in jap Afghanistan on Thursday, killing him and wounding 11 others, officers stated.
The blast occurred in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province, focusing on the Taliban police chief for Shigal district, stated an official from the militant group.
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“The police chief has died and eleven people have been wounded,” he instructed AFP, talking on situation of anonymity.
A physician in Kunar central hospital confirmed to AFP that it had acquired 11 wounded individuals, together with 4 Taliban fighters and 7 civilians.
No one claimed accountability for the assault however the Islamic State-Khorasan group, who’re lively in jap Afghanistan, have claimed related assaults on the Taliban previously.
The Taliban have battled with IS-Okay since its emergence in Afghanistan in 2014.
IS-Okay has claimed accountability for a number of the most up-to-date assaults, together with a suicide bombing amongst worshippers final week in a Shia mosque in Kunduz province that killed round 100 individuals.