14 killed and several dozens wounded in a Taliban attack in Kabul

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Most of the wounded were civilians. Women and children were among the casualties. An explosive-laden vehicle targeted the gate of the district 6 police headquarters in Kabul around 9 a.m. local time. Three suicide attackers detonated an improvised explosive device. The explosion left nearby buildings in ruins. The blast sent a huge cloud of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The Taliban claimed responsibility. They specified they had targeted a “recruitment” centre and had killed a large number of police and soldiers. Two of the attackers were killed in the incident. One was arrested by Afghan soldiers.

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In the last month alone about 1,500 people have been killed or injured. spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, told. However the Taliban manifested interest to begin negotiations with an Afghan delegation on a framework for peace including an eventual ceasefire.”Continued Taliban attacks indicate that they have no commitment to peace, unfortunately. Any Taliban attack will impede the peace process,” a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani told to media. About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of a U.S.-led NATO mission to train, assist and advise Afghan forces.

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