Landmine explosion happens hours earlier than Taliban leaders and UN officers met in Qatar to debate the Afghan peace course of.
Not less than 11 civilians have been killed in northern Afghanistan when their car set off a land mine, native authorities officers mentioned on Sunday, accusing the Taliban of planting the roadside bomb.
Husamudim Shams, the governor of the northern province of Badgis, mentioned the victims of Saturday’s blast included three kids.
The 11 passengers have been travelling to town of Qala-e-Naw after they have been killed, he mentioned.
No group has claimed accountability for the assault up to now.
It occurred hours earlier than senior Taliban leaders and United Nations officers met in Qatar on Saturday to debate the Afghan peace course of, safety for diplomats and folks working for humanitarian businesses in Afghanistan.
A Taliban spokesperson mentioned in an announcement on Twitter that Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the deputy head of the Taliban’s political workplace “reiterated robust dedication to the Afghan peace course of within the assembly” with UN officers.
Whereas the Taliban delegation assured safety to all related UN businesses workers and different diplomats based mostly in Afghanistan, Afghan officers accused the Taliban of incessant violence in opposition to authorities forces and civilians in a bid to grab full territorial management over a number of provinces.
In a 22-page report back to the UN Safety Council on Friday, a panel of consultants mentioned the Taliban are reported to be answerable for the nice majority of assaults which have focused members of safety forces, judges, authorities officers, civil society activists and journalists in current months.
These assaults “look like undertaken with the target of weakening the capability of the federal government and intimidating civil society,” the panel mentioned.
It added that the withdrawal of US and NATO forces by September 11, the anniversary of the 2001 assaults on the US, “will problem Afghan forces by limiting aerial operations with fewer drones and radar and surveillance capabilities, much less logistical assist and artillery, in addition to a disruption in coaching”.
Practically 1,800 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded within the first three months of 2021 throughout preventing between authorities forces and Taliban fighters regardless of efforts to seek out peace.