The Taliban claims responsibility regarding a massive explosion in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, only hours after the US envoy advised the Afghan government on an agreement with the terror groups. As per the agreement, 5,000 US troops will leave the nation in a few months.
Nasrat Rahmi, an interior ministry representative, stated that at least five people were killed and around 50 injured in Kabul assault. However, the toll could rise because various homes were devastated in the attack. Later an authority revealed to the Associated Press that the damage had ascended to 16, with 119 harmed.
Rahmi also affirmed that the objective of the impact was the Green Village compound, which houses many international organizations and guesthouses. The blast sent a clump of smoke into the night sky over Kabul and also caused a close-by gas station to blast into flares. The Guardian reported.
According to the Guardian, Bahar Maher, the interior ministry official stated that the impact was brought about by a car explosion.
“It was a shocking blast,” an observer, Wali Jan, stated. A hospital director, Dr. Nezamuddin Jalil, also said that the injured included ladies and children. The impact happened during the last minutes of the broadcast of the interview of US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the US-Taliban deal may imply for Afghanistan’s future.
Prior on Monday, Khalilzad showed a draft agreement to the Afghan president in the wake of pronouncing that they are “at the edge of a deal” after the ninth round of US-Taliban talks in Qatar. The peace deal still needs Donald Trump’s endorsement.
Trump a week ago revealed to Fox News, the US intended to decrease its troop nearness to 8,600 and after that “make the determination from that point.” The Guardian reported.
The Taliban became strongest since the US-led invasion to overthrow their government after the 9/11 assaults on the United States. Now their control and hold influence over a large portion of Afghanistan. The rebels need the majority of 20,000 US, and Nato forces to leave Afghanistan. The Guardian reported.
“We have arrived at an agreement with the Taliban on a fundamental level until the US president approves with it, it isn’t final,” Khalilzad stated to the Tolo news. He also stated that under the agreement the initial 5,000 US troops would pull back in 135 days from Afghanistan.