GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban fighters detonated a car or truck bomb on Monday in the vicinity of an Afghan intelligence company installation in the central province of Ghazni, killing at minimum seven persons and wounding forty, officers and the Taliban insurgents explained.
The blast, throughout the Muslim holy thirty day period of Ramadan when tens of thousands of Afghans are fasting, is the newest in a spate of violence throughout the country regardless of a peace accord signed between the United States and Taliban in February.
The interior ministry in Kabul and provincial officers in Ghazni verified the attack.
“All around 4:30 a.m., a base of the National Security (NDS) forces in Ghazni was qualified by a car or truck bomb,” said a law enforcement official, including that seven people died at the blast web site and forty hurt ended up taken to a armed service hospital.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said fighters of the Islamist team have been responsible for the attack in Ghazni, which has been the scene of lots of massive-scale attacks by the Taliban in modern many years in opposition to equally Afghan and overseas forces.
Final week five civilians were killed and forty people, including six soldiers, were wounded in a Taliban truck bomb blast targeting an army workplace in the neighbouring province of Paktia.
(Reporting by Mustafa Andalib in Ghazni Modifying by Clarence Fernandez)