Four separate bomb blasts rocked Kandahar, Kunduz and Ghazni provinces, killing at least 11 civilians.
At least 11 civilians were killed and 13 wounded in four separate bombings in Afghanistan on Thursday, local officials said, hours after a three-day nationwide ceasefire began marking the Muslim festival of Da-ul-Fitr.
There have been no reports of direct fighting between the Taliban and government forces, as they observe Temporary ceasefireRoadside bombings continue to kill civilians.
A provincial police spokesman, Jamal Naser Barekzai, said five civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed in a car bomb attack in the southern Punjab province’s Panjwai district.
In another incident, a roadside bomb exploded under a taxi in Maiwand district of the same province, killing two children and injuring three adults, Barekzai added.
In the northern province of Kunduz, a sticky bomb attached to a civilian vehicle killed two civilians and injured 10 others, said Enhamuddin Rahmani, a spokesman for the province’s police chief.
Two civilians were also killed in a roadside bombing in central Ghazni province, officials said.
Afghanistan’s Tolo News quoted a Kunduz resident as saying: “Security forces reached the area 40 minutes after the incident, when the Kunduz police headquarters was just 100 meters from the scene.”
“A Muslim never tortures another Muslim in this way. We raise our children in poverty and misery but they fall prey to it very easily. If they (the perpetrators) are Muslims, their children should never be abused in this way, ”another resident of Kunduz province told Toll News.
The three-day ceasefire, announced by the Taliban and adopted by the government, comes at a time when violence has escalated across Afghanistan since Washington announced plans to do so last month. Pull out all U.S. troops By 11 September.
Afghan security forces on Wednesday launched an operation to retake Taliban-held districts in the neighboring province of Abdarwan outside the capital, Kabul, but the ceasefire was called off.
A day earlier, Taliban fighters had killed or captured some government soldiers and stormed the Nekh district, less than an hour’s drive from Kabul, forcing others to retreat.