Officials: Suicide car bomb targets Afghan governor, 8 killed

Kabul: A suicide car bomber targetted the convoy of a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan on Mon., killing at the least 8 citizens, involving 4 civilians, govt authorities stated.

The governor, Rahmatullah Yarmal, has been unharmed within the attack in Laghman area, as per his own spokesperson, Asadullah Dawlatzai.

4 of Yarmal’s bodyguards have been died, the spokesperson stated, adding that regarding 38 citizens both military & civilians have been injured within the attack, that occurred in Mihterlam, the provincial capital.

Dawlatzai stated 36 civilians have been amongst the injured, involving kids, along with 2 different bodyguards of the governor.

The explosion also left multiple badly damaged vehicles in the website of the attack. The injured, involving small kids, have been taken to the city’s main hospitals.

No 1 immediately said responsibility for the attack however both the Islamic State crowd & the Taliban are active within the region. Both militant teams have carried out targets in the last over Afghan govt representatives, domestic security & defence personnel, & civilians.

The Laghman attack had come after a suicide truck bombing in neighbouring Nangarhar area on Sat. died 13 citizens & injured 38. That attack struck near a mosque as citizens have been meeting for noon prayers.

Representatives of the Afghan govt & the Taliban are holding intra-Afghan negotiations in Qatar, a Mideast nation where the Taliban have had a political workplace for numerous yrs.. The negotiations are meant to end the nation’s decades-long long war, following a U.S.-Taliban peace deal signed in Feb in Doha, Qatar’s capital.