At least 3 people were killed and 11 were wounded in a blast that took place in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province.
Sayed Ahmad Babazai, police chief of the area informed, “A motorcycle rigged with a bomb exploded during a football match,”
Government’s spokesperson Talib Khan Mangal informed Afghan media that the bomb exploded near a football pitch in Nadir Shah Kot district yesterday afternoon in eastern Afghanistan.
No group has accepted responsibility for the incident.
The news came out after the Taliban claimed that they were resuming attacks over local forces.
Taliban had experienced a “reduction in violence” in a week before the deal was signed.
Taliban’s spokesperson urged that further negotiations will not be held if the government will not release 5,000 Taliban prisoners.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani informed the local news that his government had agreed to no release formed part of the agreement.
Ashraf Ghani said, “There is no commitment to releasing 5,000 prisoners,” “This is the right and the self-will of the people of Afghanistan. It could be included in the agenda of the intra-Afghan talks, but cannot be a prerequisite for talks.”
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid stated to the international news agency that they will not be ready for further negotiations unless the release of prisoners.
He said, “We are fully ready for the intra-Afghan talks, but we are waiting for the release of our 5,000 prisoners,”
“If our 5,000 prisoners – 100 or 200 more or less does not matter – do not get released there will be no intra-Afghan talks.”