Violence occurred again in Afghanistan. A chain of bomb explosions targeting Kabul police on Wednesday killed a district police chief and his bodyguard. Other five people were wounded. The blasts were all caused by so-called sticky bombs, explosive devices attached to vehicles that are remotely detonated or set off by timers. No one immediately claimed responsibility. One of the blasts struck a police car in a western Kabul neighborhood. The car flipped upside down, killing two persons. One of them was the city’s District 5 police chief, Mohammadzai Kochi. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said an hour before that blast, two other sticky bomb explosions took place. One of them, about 500 meters (yards) away from where the police car was targeted, wounded four civilians.
Afghanistan has seen a nationwide spike in bombings, targeted killings, and violence on the battlefield as peace negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Afghan government have stalled.The Islamic State group’s local affiliate has claimed responsibility for some of the attacks,in time, but many go unclaimed and the Talibans are blamed. However, the insurgents have denied responsibility for most of the attacks.