By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: At least 12 civilians were martyred and more than 100 were wounded in a car bomb close to police Headquarter in Firuzkoh, capital of Ghor, said the Ministry of Interior in a statement.
The incident happened around 11am local time after a Toyota Corolla-brand vehicle “loaded with explosives” was detonated close to the police headquarters and government offices for women, martyrs and disabled affairs, the statement said.
President Ghani in a statement condemned the blast, blaming Taliban for carrying out such heinous attacks to disappoint Afghans and their wish for lasting peace.
“Government of Afghanistan emphasizes that such deliberate acts are inhuman and against Islamic teachings. Taliban’s continued attacks to affect Afghan government and its allies’ support for the peace in the country,” the president was quoted in the statement as saying.
The President, as quoted in the statement, once again asked Taliban to shun violence and accept Afghan people and the international community’s calls for peace and ceasefire.
Eyewitnesses in Firuzkoh said that a number of nearby buildings were damaged in the car bomb, adding that the situation was not acceptable in Islam.
The local officials said that the number of the casualties will increase. No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.