Local officials in Ghazni province reported that 9 Taliban fighters were killed and wounded in Andar district.
Juma Zadeh, the spokesman for the Ghazni provincial command, told the media today (Wednesday, April 14): “As a result of the clearing operation of the security and defense forces in the village of Nani and Arezoo Kuchak in the province, 9 Taliban insurgents belonging to Qari Nazir “And they are injured.”
Mr. Juma Zadeh added that five Taliban fighters were killed and four others were wounded during the operation. According to a spokesman for the Ghazni Police Command, no government forces were harmed during the incident.
So far, the Taliban have not told the media about the incident.
Meanwhile, as a result of air operations in Dowlatabad and Qaramqal districts of Faryab province yesterday, 7 Taliban insurgents in charge of public health for Qarmqal district were killed and 3 others were wounded.
Five wounded in a car bomb explosion
Security officials at the Interior Ministry said five people were wounded in an explosion last night in the (Shahid) Squre area of Kabul’s 15th district.
Hamid Roshan, the deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told the media that five people, including soldiers and civilians, were injured in the blast.
A powerful explosion took place last night at around 9:50 in front of the convoy of the National Security Forces. A number of witnesses to the incident say that the type of explosion was a car bomb that targeted the convoy of the National Security Forces.
The blast destroyed two civilian vehicles and caused extensive financial damage to shops and homes around the scene.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Istanbul Summit on Afghanistan Peace Talks was scheduled for April 24, after the holy month of Ramadan.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşo .lu has announced that the Istanbul meeting for Afghan peace, scheduled for April 24, has been postponed until after Eid al-Fitr.
Mr. Cavusoglu blamed the delay on “issues in the Chinese preamble” and stressed that the meeting would take place after Eid al-Fitr.