Eight more confirmed dead in Kabul US base attack

The Taliban face growing internal divisions afterMansour was announced as the new head of the movement on Friday, following their confirmation of the death of Mullah Omar.


The nationality of the soldier in the attack Friday night was not immediately confirmed.

The incidents at Camp Integrity and the National Police Academy came hours after another explosion in Kabul. It was the deadliest day in years in the capital.

The blast was an unusually powerful one in a city often targeted by the Taliban and other militants seeking to destabilize the troubled unity government led by Ghani.

One American service member and eight Afghan contractors have been killed in an assault on a army base within the Afghan capital, officers stated Saturday.

Afghan security forces have been battling the Taliban with only limited support from coalition forces this year.

The group’s unity has shown signs of fraying since news broke last week that founder and supreme leader Mullah Omar has been dead for two years.

A bomb exploded in the centre of the Afghan capital, killing several people. A police source said the final tally was higher – 26 killed and 28 wounded. The blast left a massive crater in the ground, and shattered dozens of shop fronts along the road.

As a result, women and children are increasingly among the killed or injured. The insurgents accused the three of spying, Frotan said.

“The situation is just getting worse”.

Taliban reasserts its power in a new wave of destruction.

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the city’s police academy on Friday evening, killing 20 recruits, BBC reported.

American military officials have offered no details about the U.S. casualties. An hourslong firefight ensued.

Attacks have been on the rise in Afghanistan since the bulk of US and allied foreign troops pulled out of the country at the beginning of 2014.

In a message posted on his Twitter account, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack on the Police Academy but made no mention of the other two attacks on Friday. About 4,000 soldiers and police are lost each month to casualties and desertions, the U.S. general in command has said.

“We want this senseless bloodshed to end”, said Jamel Shah Stanikzai, a man in his 20s who attended the vigil.

“We are still committed to peace“.

“The United States stands by the Afghan people and remains committed to assisting our Afghan partners in their efforts to achieve a stable, secure, and prosperous future”, Mr Toner said.


No one has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion, though officials have indicated they believed the Taleban was behind it. The terror group often does not claim to have carried out attacks that kill large numbers of civilians, especially women and children.

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