12 people were killed in Taliban car bomb in eastern Afghanistan and many people were wounded, officials said, it’s a massive blast that came as peace talks in Qatar were going on.
The Taliban are meeting with US negotiators and Afghan representatives in Doha as the US pushes to end its 18-year involvement in Afghanistan, but violence from the insurgents and the US military has continued apace.
Sunday’s suicide car bomb attack happened around the eastern city of Ghazni and the target was an intelligence unit, Ghazni provincial governor spokesman Aref Noori told AFP.
Wahidullah Mayar, a health ministry spokesman, said 12 people died in the incident.
And about “179 people, including children, were wounded”.
The number of wounded ranked up from an earlier toll of 70 and suggests a massive explosion.
The purpose of the seventh round of Taliban-US talks is to make a deal that would see the US military quit Afghanistan in return for various guarantees.
Both parties have recorded substantial progress in the talks, which are interrupted Sunday and Monday as the Taliban meet with Afghan representatives for a so-called intra-Afghan dialogue.