Taliban truck bomb kills eight Afghan soldiers July 20, 2020
ISLAMABAD-Kabul, A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed truck near an Afghan military convoy on Monday, killing eight soldiers, the defence ministry said, in the latest attack claimed by the Taliban.
The attack, which took place in Sayed Abad district of Wardak province near the capital Kabul, also wounded nine soldiers, the ministry said in a statement.
Last week, the Taliban claimed a suicide attack on a rural office of Afghanistan's spy agency which killed 11 security personnel and wounded dozens of people.
In the July 13 attack, the bomber detonated a device inside a car near the office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in the northern city of Aybak.
Gunmen then stormed the building and clashed with security forces for hours before they were shot dead.
Washington has pushed for the negotiations after entering into a landmark deal with the Taliban in February, which paves the way for pulling out all foreign forces from Afghanistan by May next year.(AFP/APP)