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One Security Force Member Killed in Balkh Suicide Bombing

At least one security force member was killed and eight others were wounded in a suicide bombing in Dedadi district of the northern province of Balkh on Saturday morning, the provincial police spokesman Adil Shah Adil said.
One Security Force Member Killed in Balkh Suicide Bombing
The target of the attack was Mohammad Hashim, an NDS commander, who sustained injuries in the blast, Adil said. 
The blast at around 10:30 am local time in Golaee Khasa village of Dehdadi district and targeted the convoy of the commander, Adil added.
This comes hours after an attack by unknown armed men in Gardez city in which Ayub Gharwal, the deputy head of Paktia Provincial Council, was killed.
Violence remains high in Afghanistan amid the peace negotiations in Doha that started last week.
EU special envoy Roland Kobia on Friday said that UN figures show violence in Afghanistan in the last five weeks has been the highest in the last five years.
He added that the Taliban must now show capacity to act politically, not as insurgents using arms to twist arms.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Saturday 19 September 2020 12:33
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