Taliban Unbound? Suicide bomber attacks Nato convoy in Kabul


The Taliban-driven killing frenzy in Afghanistan has put the spotlight once again on the fragile security situation in the country. The latest attack came on June 30 when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked a Nato military convoy near a busy shopping street between Kabul’s international airport and the US embassy in Kabul, which killed at least five civilians and wounded 17 so far.

According to Kabul deputy police chief Sayed Gulagha, several causalities were expected, after an explosive–packed vehicle exploded in Kabul’s western suburbs, but it was too early to know the extent of the damage.

The blast took place as government employees were leaving their offices and walking through the jam-packed road due to shortened working days because of Ramadan. The explosion was so huge that it shook buildings and rattled windows in the area.

Another suicide attack was carried out on the police headquarters of southern Helmand province on June 30, which killed two people and wounded more than 50, including policemen.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has reiterated that despite growing violence and instability, and the emergence of the ISIS in Afghanistan, the country would not collapse. But the resolve of the new president has not deterred the barbaric Taliban militia from striking at will.  

This week has seen many incidents of militant attacks in the country. On June 29, Taliban militants killed 11 Afghan soldiers in an ambush in western Afghanistan. Last week, six Taliban militants and a suicide bomber carried out an audacious attack on Afghanistan’s parliament, killing a woman and a child and injuring over 40.

In 2015, more than 4,000 civilians have lost their lives in Afghanistan, surpassing the number of deaths recorded last year – 3,188.