Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- At least four people have been killed and about 40 people wounded after a suicide car bomber targeted a police base in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, a provincial official said.
Paramedics have been searching the debris of the houses shattered by the blast hours after the attack late on Sunday night ( 8 November) in the province’s Maiwand district, said Mohammad Ashraf Nadery, the provincial director of Kandahar’s public health department. There were both soldiers and civilians among those wounded according to reports.
No group has assumed responsibility for the attack that came just a week after 22 people, including 18 students, were killed when gunmen went on a rampage at Kabul University. That attack was claimed by the Islamic State armed group.
In another recent assault last Monday, in the Pul-e-Charkhi area of Kabul, a roadside mine blast wounded at least two civilians.
Kandahar has been a bastion for several armed groups since the 2001 US-led invasion following the September 11 attacks on the US.
Terrorism has escalated in Afghanistan lately, despite ongoing peace talks in Qatar between the Taliban and government representatives.