Ten people including Afghan security forces have died and six others have been injured in two bomb explosions in Afghanistan.
The first bomb attack was carried out early on Tuesday near Qarabagh District of the northern province of Parwan. Provincial police chief Abdul Rahman Sarjang said that the vehicle of Amin Ramin, the managing director of Afghan Wireless Communications Company, was the target of the bombing. He said that Ramin had survived the attack, which killed eight people including his five bodyguards, and injured three others. In the southern province of Kandahar, another bombing targeted a convoy of Afghan armed forces. The Afghan Defense Ministry said that two Afghan soldiers were killed and three more wounded in the blast. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Frequent bomb attacks have disrupted normal life and business activities in Afghanistan. The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops. In late April, the Taliban militant group announced the start of their annual ‘spring offensive’ against the US-led foreign forces and Afghan troops. The militant group said it would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces.