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Official: Substantial car bomb kills 9 in Afghan capital

Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the website of the assault wounded around 20 other people, such as a member of parliament,” Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said that the lawmaker was in “good condition.”

The interior minister added that the casualty toll may rise further.

The attack occurred while the lawmaker’s state was passing through an intersection in Kabul’s Khoshal Khan area. The explosion set afire encompassing civilian vehicles, in addition to damaging nearby buildings and stores.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the assault.

In a statement condemning the attack, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that the Taliban ought to prevent violence against civilians and take a ceasefire, to ease the present peace procedure.

Ghani’s announcement didn’t directly blamed on the Taliban to get Saturday’s assault or provide proof that the group had been responsible for this.

The Islamic State team has claimed responsibility for several strikes in the capital of Kabul lately, such as on educational institutions which killed 50 people, the majority of these students.

IS also claimed responsibility for Saturday’s rocket strikes in the important U.S. foundation in Afghanistan. There were no casualties because of attack, based on NATO and provincial officials.

A NATO official confirmed the attack and said initial reports suggested that the airfield wasn’t damaged.

In another report by the southern Helmand province, the Afghan Defense Ministry in a statement affirmed a suicide car bomber tried to attack a military checkpoint but had been shot and identified by soldiers.

Two soldiers were slightly injured in the attempted attack in Nawa district, ” the ministry stated.

Founded in Afghanistan has jeopardized even as the Taliban and Afghan authorities negotiators hold discussions in Qatar, attempting to hammer out a peace agreement that may put an end to decades of warfare. At precisely the same time, the Taliban have waged bitter conflicts with IS fighters, especially in eastern Afghanistan, while continuing their insurgency against government forces.

The agreement, signed in Qatar in which the Taliban assert a political division, was meant to set the stage for immediate peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities.

After discussions with the Taliban, Milley flew to Kabul to consult Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He said he highlighted to both parties that the need to rapidly decrease levels of violence throughout the nation.