Kabul (Afghanistan): At least two people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated explosives among the supporters of military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud in Afghanistan’s Kabul city on Sunday afternoon. Nine people have reportedly injured in the suicide bombing, a spokesman for Kabul police chief Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed.
Earlier in the day, at least 12 militants, including a key commander of the Taliban, were killed in Afghanistan’s western province of Badghis, police said on Sunday. The official, without providing any more details, added that 16 more militants and two security personnel were injured in the fighting. The Taliban has not yet commented on the report.
“Taliban commander Mawlawi Nazir nickname Mutamen, who had served as the commander of the Taliban special force the Red Unit, was killed along with 11 others in clashes with security forces in Abkamari district,” police spokesman Naqibullah Amini told Xinhua news agency.
A few days ago, over 50 militants were killed and dozens injured as aircrafts pounded Taliban positions in Afghanistan’s Faryab province on Monday, an official said. A group of Taliban militants blocked a road to target military convoys but the government forces in efforts to disperse the militants, conducted a series of sorties, army spokesman Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.
On July 22, 11 people were killed and 14 injured after a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport. The incident was reported after Vice President of Afghanistan Abdurrashid Dostum, who left for Turkey following sexual assault charges, arrived at the airport in Kabul. The reports said that the car in which the bomber was travelling also contained explosives.