Afghanistan: Car bomb kills dozens of people in Ghazni province

Security personnel near the army base hit by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of Ghazni

In another suicide incident caravan of Atajan Haqbayan, the head of Zabul Provincial Council was hit with another suicide attack in the Qalat city of this province, Haqbayan, and three others were wounded in the attack.

KABUL/ AFGHANISTAN Afghan officials said Sunday at least 34 people were killed in two separate suicide bombings that targeted a military base and a provincial chief.

The soldiers stationed at the base were responsible for conducting night raids, providing support to the army and police forces under siege, and taking part in large-scale operations against the Taliban and Islamic State group in eastern and southern provinces of Afghanistan.

"Thirty bodies and 24 wounded people have been brought to hospital".

In the meantime, spokesman of the Interior Ministry Tariq Arian told Xinhua that one suicide bomber was killed after detonating an explosive-laden vehicle roughly at 7:37 a.m. local time on Sunday along a road connecting Ghazni city to neighboring Dih Yak district.

"The bomber drove a Humvee vehicle right inside the base and detonated it", Ghazni governor spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada told AFP.

In southern Afghanistan, a suicide vehicle bomber targeted the convoy of a provincial council chief in Zubal, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others, including children.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the two attacks that come as peace talks between Taliban insurgents and representatives of the Afghan government have for weeks stalled.

The talks had been bogged down by disputes on the agenda, the basic framework of discussions and religious interpretations, but agreement has now been reached on all issues, according to sources close to the talks. Since the signing of the February deal between the United States and the Taliban, there has been a near-cessation of large Taliban-claimed attacks in urban parts of the country.



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