Bomb Attack Kills Taliban Police Chief

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ACCEPTANCE – A police chief Taliban killed and 11 others injured in the explosion Good in Asadabad, Capital of Kunar Province, Afghanistan east, Thursday (14/10/2021). This was disclosed by local authorities.

Witnesses to Radio Free Europe (RFE) said the bomb targeted the vehicle carrying the victim.

Local Taliban officials did not disclose details of the incident.

A doctor at Asadabad Central Hospital, who requested anonymity, told RFE that 12 people injured in the blast had been hospitalized. Doctors confirmed that Abdullah Irfan, the Taliban-appointed police chief from Shigal district, had died.

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“Seven civilians, including a schoolboy, were also among the injured,” the doctor added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group Khorasan (ISIS-K), which is active in eastern Afghanistan, has claimed similar attacks against the Taliban in the past.

The Taliban itself has been fighting ISIS-K since its emergence in Afghanistan in 2014.

ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks, including last week’s suicide bombing among worshipers at a Shi’ite mosque in Kunduz province that killed around 100 people some time ago.

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