As per reports, A blast took place near Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office resulting in seven people getting injured and three being killed, including a child. The blast happened in Ghani's office in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on the night of September 24. So far no one has taken responsibility for the blast. The blast has come at a time when Afghanistan's presidential election is scheduled to be held on September 28.
Reportedly, the blast occurred due to an explosive device placed at the entrance of the office of Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani. An unnamed official said that three civilians were killed which included one child, a woman, and an elderly man and seven others were injured in the explosion which occurred late on Tuesday night. So far, however, no one has taken responsibility for the blast. Spokesperson meanwhile has posted a tweet condemning Taliban-
Taliban continue to resort to violence, killing Afghans&take responsibility for it. They are the main obstacle to lasting peace. Hosting Taliban is against the principles&claims of the nations of not conceding to a group sans abandoning terror, threatening our security interests— Sediq Sediqqi (@SediqSediqqi) September 24, 2019
The blast has come at a time when Afghanistan's presidential election is scheduled to be held on September 28 in which current President Ashraf Ghani is running for a second term. In October last year, US diplomats started peace talks with the Taliban in the country of Oman. This September, however, Taliban struck and killed an American soldier with 11 others. This resulted in Donald Trump declaring the talks as 'dead' which translated into Taliban increasing its attacks again in the Afghan war. Earlier this month, two Taliban suicide bombers massacred 48 people in what was seen as an attempt to disrupt the election process. Afghanistan has been a victim of many terror incidents in which a countless number of people have lost their lives.
(With inputs from Asian News International)