Taliban mayhem: Terror strikes Kabul again


After a spate of suicide blasts that rocked the Afghan capital recently, there were fresh attacks near the Kabul airport on August 10, which killed four people and injured 17 others. The site where the blast took place is usually one of the busiest areas in the city, humming with activity throughout the day. The attack comes at a time when peace talks between the Taliban and government only seems to be deteriorating further. As expected, the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attacks that occurred near the airport.

Gul Agha Rohani, Kabul’s deputy police chief, said he was told a suicide car bomber had struck the front gate of the airport and was on his way to the scene. The entrance to the airport is usually clogged with vehicles, having to stop at a number of checkpoints. Many commercial properties were hit as nearby shops were destroyed.

It is unlikely that the government and Taliban could arrive at any kind of consensus to have peace if the terror attacks continue at this rate. At this point there is no official statement on the status of future peace talks after the recent terror strike, with Taliban unlikely to stop its attacks. The withdrawal of the NATO forces is affecting the Afghan forces who are not as well equipped to handle attacks by groups like Taliban.

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