A Taliban-claimed suicide attack on an Afghan intelligence agency in Ghazni on Monday morning has killed at least nine people and injured dozens more.
Taliban fighters blew up a stolen four-wheel-drive military truck at approximately 5.00am at the main compound of the National Directorate of Security base in Ghazni. The explosion shattered windows in structures as far as a mile away.
«Around 4... Еще:40 a.m (12.10 am GMT), the Taliban militants used a tank full of explosives which detonated outside the intelligence agency military camp in which at least seven security personnel were killed and 40 others were wounded,» confirmed Spokesperson for Ghazni Governor Wahidullah Jomazada. The death toll would later rise to at least nine.
«A huge explosion took place, I was wounded too. There a lot of people who were wounded. My office was destroyed completely. I saw many killed and wounded,» said local witness Rahmat.
In a wave of violence in the last week, there have been multiple deadly attacks and explosions in Afghanistan. Last Thursday, a truck bomb exploded outside a military court in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez killing five civilians. Last Tuesday, gunmen stormed a maternity ward in Kabul, resulting in 24 deaths and 16 more wounded. On the same day, a suicide bomber killed at least 24 and wounded 68 more in Nangarhar.