Deadly attacks claim lives in Afghanistan

As many as five civilians including four doctors lost their lives and two others were wounded after their shuttle hit a roadside mine in PD7, Kabul on Tuesday morning, December 22, an Afghan security official confirmed.

Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesperson for Kabul police, confirmed that the incident took place today morning in PD7, Kabul, when a shuttle carrying four doctors who were working for Pul-e-Charkhi detention center.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The deadly incident in Kabul comes while, two security forces were killed and two others wounded after their outpost came under Taliban attack in the northern Baghlan province.

Ahmad Jawid Besharat, spokesperson for Baghlan police, says that the Taliban launched the attack on Monday night, December 21, in Ghulam Baiy village of Baghlan district.

Four Taliban militants were killed and two others wounded during the clashes, he added.

In a statement, the Taliban claim that they have killed six Afghan forces, wounded six others, and take two Afghan forces as hostages in the province.

In a separate incident in Kunduz, Ahmad Omar Saleh, police chief of Chahar Dara district of Kunduz, was killed and three others were wounded in clash with Taliban militants.

Anamuddin Rahmani, spokesperson for Kunduz police, says that the incident took place around 1:50 AM on Tuesday, December 22, in Dobandi area of Chahar Dara district.

Five Taliban militants were killed and three others were wounded in the clashes, he added.

The Taliban militants, however, claimed that they have killed 19 Afghan security forces.

Faryab blast

Local authorities confirm that as many as two Afghan forces were killed and four others wounded after a massive explosion went off in Dawlat Abad district of Faryab province.

Naqibullah Fayeq, governor for Faryab, says a car bomb went off today, Tuesday, December 22, around 12:30 AM.

A car loaded with explosive was heading to target the office of district governor but it was stopped before reaching its target, local official said.

Located in the north of the country, Faryab is one of the most insecure provinces where Taliban militants control swaths of territory.