As the President of Afghanistan visits Qatar to hold peace talks with the Taliban; the latest attack in the nation leaves 8 dead and 30 wounded.
A suicide automobile bomber has cantered the convoy of a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 8 people, which include 4 civilians, authority’s officers have stated.
Eastern Laghman attack leaves more than 30 injured:
At least 30 others have been additionally wounded withinside the incident, which happened in eastern Laghman province’s capital, Mehtarlam, Afghanistan’s indoor ministry stated on Monday. The situation of the governor, Rahmatullah Yarmal, changed into now no longer right away recognized and officers might now no longer verify neighborhood reviews that he changed into barely wounded withinside the bombing. Yarmal escaped unharmed, a provincial police spokesperson stated. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian stated 4 of Yarmal’s bodyguards were killed withinside the bombing. He stated the wounded covered 28 civilians and different guards. No organization has claimed duty for the incident. Both the Taliban and ISIL (ISIS) armed companies are energetic withinside the area. The Taliban organization has finished assassinations of high-profile Afghan officers recently, even as each company assault authorities’ representatives, countrywide protection, and protect employees in addition to civilians.
Afghanistan President set to hold bilateral talks with Qatari leaders:
As per the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), at least 1,282 civilians have been killed and 2,176 others wounded withinside the first six months of this year. The talks that commenced the final month in Doha’s goal at accomplishing a settlement on a discount of violence and a likely new power-sharing settlement in Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is visiting Qatar on Monday for a bilateral assembly with Qatari leaders however will now no longer keep an assembly with Taliban officers whilst peace talks are below the manner in Doha, officers stated.