Kabul: An explosion occurred near the residence of appearing Afghanistan Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammad in Kabul on Tuesday night, stated native media citing safety sources. The blast befell in downtown Kabul at round 8 pm (native time) at present. Smoke was seen popping out of the blast scene minutes after it occurred, TOLO News reported.
“This night’s blast was resulting from a automotive bomb assault near the residence of appearing Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi,” the Afghan media stated in a tweet.
This got here amid heavy clashes between Afghanistan forces and the Taliban in a number of Afghan cities. Aghan forces battled the Taliban in Lashkargah because the preventing intensified in town in southern Helmand province and the frontline was in District 1 the place the US performed an airstrike on Monday morning.
Over the previous few weeks, the Taliban have captured a number of districts in Afghanistan together with Takhar, the nation’s northeastern province.
Nationwide, the Taliban controls 223 districts, with 116 contested and the federal government holding 68, based on the Long War Journal, whose calculations tally with CNN’s estimates. It says 17 of 34 provincial capitals are straight threatened by the Taliban.