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Taliban provincial governor killed in Afghanistan car bombing

Kabul, June 6 (EFE).- A provincial governor was among the two people killed in a suicide bombing on Tuesday in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, an official said.

The attacker detonated his explosives-laden car when the cavalcade of the governor was passing in the regional capital of Faizabad, provincial administration spokesperson Ihsanullah Kamgar said.

“Two persons, including Maulavi Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, the acting governor of Badakhshan, were killed and six others were injured in the explosion,” Kamgar said.

Local broadcaster TOLO shared footage of the attack, showing two charred cars on the road with mangled iron and shard of broken glass scattered around.

No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.

However, since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, the Islamic State militant group claimed to have carried out all such attacks in Afghanistan.

In January, an Islamic State suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the foreign ministry office in Kabul, killing five and injuring 40.

Weeks after returning to power, the Taliban launched a nationwide operation against the Islamic State in Afghanistan.

Hundreds of suspected members of the group were killed, injured, or detained in such operations, according to Taliban sources.

On Apr 4, at least six suspected Islamic State militants were killed in an operation by the Taliban security forces in northern Afghanistan.

On Mar.27, the security forces killed at least three militants.

The Taliban maintain a strong rivalry with the local branch of the global network of Islamist militants, who have emerged as the main security threat in Afghanistan. EFE


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