Suicide bomber kills at least 11 in eastern Afghanistan with scores injured critically
KABUL: Suicide bomber killed at least 11 persons including an Afghan militia commander and 40 wounded in the incident in eastern Afghanistan.
Provincial Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai claimed that the bomber was riding a bike and blew himself up at the entrance of government compound in Asadabad.
The tribal elder and militia commander Haji Khan Jan was involved in several operations against Taliban.
He said “most of the victims were civilians and children who were either passing by or playing in the park.”
Rescue and Security teams arrived at the spot and cordoned the area for investigation of incident.
No one has claimed the responsibility yet but it seems a target attack.
Taliban has increased their campaign of insurgent attacks since the withdrawl of NATO forces in 2014.
Taliban are targeting mostly policemen and security officials.
A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle also killed 14 people at a clinic in Parwan district on Monday.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and US are also negotiating with Taliban for peace in the region.
The last QCG meeting was hold in Kabul days before and the next direct meeting between Taliban and Afghan government is expected to be held in the first week of March.