An explosion took place on Tuesday at a wedding hall in Kabul, leaving dozens killed and wounded.
Mohammad Ismail Kawoosi, Spokesman of the Public Health Ministry, said that at least 45 people were killed and 85 more were wounded in the explosion which happened inside Uranus Wedding Hall in the city.
The Interior Ministry Spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the incident and said that the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives inside the wedding hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad.
Ariana News reporter Bais Bayat who was at the site of the explosion said that most of the victims were religious scholars.
At least 11 people were killed and 18 wounded when a motorcycle bomb blast hit an election campaign rally in northern Takhar province on Saturday, local officials said.
The explosion targeted candidate Nazifa Yousufi Beg’s rally in Rustaq district of the province, the Provincial Police Chief Nizamuddin Ghori
The official added that the candidate sustained no harms, following the incident.
Following the incident, the U.S. Ambassador in Kabul, John Bass “strongly” condemned the attack, saying if the Taliban is “serious” about pursuing peace, it should condemn the attack and punish those who are responsible.
“I strongly condemn outrageous bombing of Takhar election rally. Taliban said they would not target civilians. Afghanistan elections & campaigns are inherently civilian. If Taliban is serious about pursuing peace, it will condemn today’s attack and punish those responsible,” Bass tweeted.
At least nineteen, people including Taliban militants and ordinary civilians, were killed or wounded in a premature car bomb explosion in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Khwaja Namosi Bazar, leaving at least ten militants and five civilians dead.
The statement further added that the Taliban militants were looking to detonate the car bomb in Maimana city to target security forces or the electoral campaigns.
At least four people were killed and five others wounded after a suicide attacker targeted a convoy of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Kabul city early Thursday morning, police confirmed.
The attack took place at about 5am local time in Bagh-e-Daoud area in PD5 of Kabul city, a spokesman for Kabul police chief Hashmat Stanekzai said.
An official in the Health Ministry says several wounded people have been taken to Kabul hospitals for treatment.