Afghanistan reports spike in bombings amid peace negotiations with Taliban



At least nine Afghan military personnel were killed in a chopper crash in the Behsud district of Maidan Wradak province in Afghanistan on Thursday.

“Four crew members of the MI-17 helicopter along with five security personnel were killed in the crash,” said the defence ministry.

In another incident, a bombing killed four state employees commuting in a minibus in Kabul.

“The deceased included a woman and nine other wounded,” police said.

In another bombing, three women and a three-year-old child were killed on Monday.

According to sources, 13 others were wounded in the incident.

“The bombing occurred on a minibus carrying state workers,” police said.

Afghanistan has reported a spike in bombings amid peace negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Afghan Government.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State group’s local affiliate has claimed responsibility for some of the violence.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)

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