At the least 11 individuals have been killed, together with three kids, after a minivan was hit by a roadside bomb in northwest Afghanistan, in accordance with an official.
Badghis provincial Gov. Hesamuddin Shams stated that rescuers have been nonetheless trying to find our bodies within the valley.
The provincial authorities has stated the Taliban is liable for putting the bomb however nobody instantly claimed duty for the assault.
The war-ravaged nation is plagued by bombs and land mines usually planted by insurgents.
The UN mission in Afghanistan has stated that within the first three months of this 12 months, 1,783 civilians had been killed or wounded in Afghanistan, a rise of 29% over the identical interval final 12 months.
The violence comes as U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and a delegation from the Nationwide Safety Council and Division of Defence travelled to the area to start out a brand new collection of talks between the Taliban and the federal government.
They have been to satisfy in Kabul and Doha in Qatar to induce the perimeters to succeed in a political settlement.
Negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan representatives started final September in Doha and continued earlier this 12 months.
However the Taliban introduced on April 13 that it might not participate in any convention meant to resolve the way forward for Afghanistan till all overseas troops have been gone.
President Joe Biden had introduced a day earlier that each one U.S. troops would go away Afghanistan by September 11.
In northern Faryab province, provincial officers stated on Sunday the district of Qaisar had fallen to Taliban fighters after a weeks-long battle between the 2 sides.
Additionally on Sunday, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz stated a roadside bomb explosion in japanese Kabul focused a civilian automotive wounding three individuals.