An explosion in the Ghazi University in southern Afghanistan on October 8 has reportedly wounded at least 23 students which included 18 women and five men. The university is located on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Ghazni. Baz Mohammad Hemat, the head of Ghazni's provincial hospital has reportedly confirmed the incident and has said that the injured were shifted immediately to a hospital for treatment. The responsibility of the explosion is not claimed by any group as of now.
On October 07, a member of the Criminal Investigation Department was reportedly killed after a gunman opened fire at his vehicle in the Qarabagh district of Kabul. The Interior Minister of Afghan confirmed to an international media outlet that six other policemen were wounded by another improvised device (IED) explosion at the same spot later in the day. The Interior Minister further claimed that the Taliban is responsible for the attack. However, the Taliban is yet to claim the responsibility for the blast.
Afghanistan has been suffering from this unstable security situation more than ever. With the Afghan war already becoming the longest war in US history, the situations have not only turned out to be more intense but also more complicated with time. Taliban, that now enjoys more territorial control than ever is initiating attacks that are bigger, more frequent, more widespread and much deadlier. The security situation in the country has only worsened in recent years with rates of civilian casualties reaching record highs in 2018.
Additionally, the humanitarian situation also remains dire owing to a probable scarcity in resources and the possibility of a prolonged drought. Scarcity issues also continue to threaten greater levels of displacement and human suffering in the already suffering area. However, the Afghanisthan government continues its efforts to fight the Taliban, which has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades. Another fight that the government was going on its front is that with the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2015.
(With inputs from ANI)