Gunmen have opened hearth in a mosque in central Afghanistan, killing at least seven worshippers and wounding 5 others, officers talked about.
Parwan province’s police chief Haroon Mubarez talked about on Tuesday the gunmen stormed the mosque when worshippers had been offering evening prayers after breaking their Ramadan fast.
“Seven people have been killed and 12 wounded. The gunmen fled the area,” he suggested the AFP data firm.
It was unclear what variety of gunmen had been involved throughout the assault.
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Inside confirmed Tuesday’s assault in Parwan’s capital Charekar, blaming it on the Taliban. The armed group denied accountability.
Uptick in violence
The United Nations has warned of an alarming uptick in violence in opposition to civilians in Afghanistan.
Closing week, a shocking assault on a Kabul maternity ward killed 24 of us, along with new baby infants.
Violence elevated throughout the nation even after a February 29 United States-Taliban pact on the withdrawal of US-led worldwide forces in alternate for Taliban security ensures.
Elsewhere throughout the nation, Afghan security forces on Tuesday clashed with Taliban fighters near city of Kunduz, a strategically vital centre that has been one in all many Taliban’s principal targets and which the group has briefly captured twice in current occasions.
Security forces largely repelled the Taliban offensive with the help of air help.
Assadullah Khalid, showing Minister of Defence, talked about all through a go to to city that higher than 50 fighters and eight security energy members had been killed.
The Taliban has rejected repeated requires a ceasefire by the Afghan authorities. It denies any involvement throughout the maternity ward assault and the US believes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) was accountable.
The US has despatched its explicit envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to Doha and Kabul to press the Afghan authorities and the Taliban to start out out the stalled peace talks.
Khalilzad has talked about he’ll push for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan all through his journey.
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