A suicide car bomb attack on a military base in the Afghan province of Nangarhar has killed at least 14 Afghan soldiers. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.
A powerful suicide car bomb blast in the Afghan province of Nangarhar on Saturday morning, January 30, killed at least 14 Afghan soldiers. Ajmal Omar, a member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, told the German news agency that four other soldiers were wounded in the suicide attack in Sherzad District. According to Ajmal Omar, the attacker was riding in a vehicle loaded with explosives.
Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. According to a Taliban spokesman, a total of 50 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in the car bombing.
In the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, both the Islamic State and the Afghan Taliban are active and often target security forces.
Police clash with local militia in Wardak province
At least seven militia members were killed in a clash between Afghan police and an armed militia of a local commander in the central Afghan province of Wardak on Friday (January 29th). This was announced by the Afghan Interior Ministry between Friday and Saturday night. Nine other militia members and a few policemen were also injured in the clash.