At least 15 people were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Kajran district in the central Daikundi province of Afghanistan on the morning of September 29, Tuesday. Among the dead are seven women, five children, and two men.
In another incident on Tuesday, the insurgent Taliban attacked a security check post in Shirin Tagab district of the northwestern Faryab province. The first attack was launched at the paramilitary People’s Uprising Forces checkpoint in the Damqul area of Maymana, the capital of Faryab province, which claimed the lives of security personnel.
According to Faryab security officials, “two members of the People’s Uprising Forces and an army soldier were also killed during separate attacks by the Taliban.”
Despite the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks being held in Qatari capital Doha, deemed to be pivotal for bringing stability in Afghanistan, the violence in the country has persisted. This has undermined people’s faith in the intra-Afghan dialogue.
At least 130 people have been killed and over 100 wounded since the beginning of the peace talks. Last week, 57 personnel of the Afghan forces were killed in different clashes in Baghlan, Takhar, Helmand, Kapisa, Balkh, Maidan Wardak and Kunduz provinces.
According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, at least 1,293 civilians lost their lives in the country in 880 incidents of violence during the first three months of 2020. Observers note that the violence has only increased since then.
Meanwhile, on September 28, the chairman of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, arrived in Pakistan on a three-day official visit. He was accompanied by prominent members of the council.