The balance sheet continues to grow. At least 14 people have been killed and 145 injured in the car bomb claimed by the taliban which targeted a police station Wednesday in the west of Kabul, authorities have indicated. “Fourteen people have been killed and 145 injured in the attack this morning,” said at a press conference the vice-minister of the Interior, Khoshal Sadat. Ten of the fourteen dead are civilians, as are 92 of the injured, said the spokesman of the ministry of the Interior, Nasrat Rahimi.

“I heard a big bang and all the windows of my shop were shattered,” said the trader Ahmad Saleh. “My head is spinning and I don’t know yet what happened. But the windows of two dozen stores, some one kilometre from the explosion site, are broken “, he added. According to the spokesperson of the ministry of the Interior, Nasrat Rahimi, ” a vehicle filled with explosives exploded at the entrance of the police station in the west of Kabul at 9 o’clock (6: 30 p.m. in Paris) “. After a video is visible on the social networks and of the witnesses, the firing of small arms could be heard after the explosion.

violence on the rise

The violence has increased sharply in July, the month the bloodiest since may of 2017, with more than 1 500 killed and wounded in Afghanistan, according to the UN. They continue despite the resumption of talks between U.s. representatives and the taliban currently carrying out an eighth round of negotiations in Doha. The two parties welcomed the “excellent progress” and hope to sign a peace agreement bilaterally.

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In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, afghan special forces stormed several dens of members of the branch afghan of the group jihadist islamic State (EI). The details of this transaction have not been revealed. Late Tuesday in the capital, at least five people were killed and seven injured in a bombing targeting a vehicle of government services of fight against drugs.

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