11 killed, 20 injured in Afghan Taliban attack

Postado Junho 20, 2017

Multiple suicide bombers belonging to Taliban launched an onslaught on a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, 18 June, killing or injuring several people.

Doctors at the city hospital said they had received the bodies of at least five police, as well as at least 30 wounded people, including 20 civilians.

Pakistan has suffered from years of militant attacks, most recently a spate of suicide bombings at Sufi shrines and other civilian targets in February.

"One (attacker) blew up his vehicle at the entrance of the headquarters, opening the way for two others who opened fire on the security forces".

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Taliban terrorist group, which asserted that at least 100 police officers had been killed, according to Reuters.

Seven US soldiers were injured on Saturday in an attack by an Afghan soldier who turned his weapon on his instructors and advisers.

TOLOnews reporter, Abdulhaq Omeri said the first suicide attack caused extensive damage to the police compound and that a number of ambulances have been seen at the scene.

Nearly every week seems to bring alarming and embarrassing developments that cast doubt on the ability of Afghan security forces to protect the public and make headway against the domestic Taliban insurgency and the more ruthless Islamic State.

This is the second incident of this nature in a week and it comes as the Pentagon prepares to announce the sending of a few thousand additional men to counter the progression of Islamist insurgents.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week that he will present a new USA military strategy for Afghanistan, along with adjusted troop numbers, in the coming weeks to President Donald Trump.

Last week, a Taliban infiltrator in the Afghan army shot two US soldiers dead before being killed.

U.S. troops in Afghanistan now number about 8,400, with another 5,000 from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, who mainly serve in a training and advisory capacity.

According to that report, A Crisis of Trust and Cultural Incompatibility, Afghans "found many USA. soldiers to be extremely arrogant, bullying, unwilling to listen to their advice, and were often seen as lacking concern for civilian and ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) safety during combat".