March 24, 2018

Blast in Kabul's Shia area kills at least seven; Daesh claims responsibility

11 March 2018, 01:33 | Kara Nash

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The compound inside the Afghan border is believed to have been used by Mullah Fazlullah head of the Pakistani Taliban and the dead are said to include his son Abdullah

A resurgent Taliban has been blamed for much of the increased violence in Afghanistan since United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces concluded combat missions in 2014.

According to Basir Mujahid, spokesperson for the Kabul police chief, the bomber was on foot and was trying to strike a gathering of Hazaras who were commemorating the 1995 death of their leader, Abdul Ali Mazari, killed at the hands of the Taliban.

She also said Washington had not seen "decisive and sustained changes from Pakistan", which Afghan and US officials have accused of supporting the Taliban.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kabul has seen a spate of deadly attacks carried out by both the Taliban and Daesh (ISIL, also known as ISIS) terrorist group in recent months.

The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani recently laid out some important principles about the implementation of the peace process at a conference in Kabul.

A soldier stands guard near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul.

Miscreant attempts to damage Gandhi statue in Kerala, flees on seeing crowd
Six members of a left-wing student organisation named "Radicals" have been detained by the police in the incident. There were reports that in Tripura itself, another statue of Lenin was vandalised in the state.

However, Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh disputed the number, saying the suicide bombing claimed 10 lives and wounding 22 others.

"We were inside the mosque when a loud explosion took place". Provincial Police Spokesman said Taliban attacked an army outpost in a remote region of northern Takhar province killing ten policemen.

The spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban says the son of their chief, Mullah Fazlullah, was among 21 "holy warriors" killed this week when missiles fired by a US drone struck a seminary in Afghanistan.

The report couldn't be independently confirmed because of the remoteness of the area.

In central Ghazni province, the Taliban attacked a police security post late Thursday, killing four policemen, said Arif Noori, a spokesman for the Ghazni provincial governor.

Mujahid also claimed responsibility for that attack.

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