Kabul: At least 23 Afghan soldiers and 3 others were killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks across the country. As per the reports, Taliban fighters attacked an army checkpoint in the Bala Boluk district in western Farah province and killed at least 18 soldiers on Saturday.
On the other hand, 2 suicide car bombers killed at least 2 soldiers and left dozens injured in the southern Helmand province. In the first attack in Helmand the insurgents entered an army base in Nad Ali district and in the second suicidal attack they targeted an NDS compound near a police headquarter in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
As per the sources, a suicide bomber killed at least 3 people near the diplomatic area of the city in a separate attack in Kabul on the same day morning. Later, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) claimed the responsibility of the attack. Following this attack, the Ministry of Interior’s spokesperson, Najib Danish by confirming the news informed that the suicidal attack took place in Kabul’s Shash Darak area which is bordering the Green Zone. The NATO headquarters and the US embassy have located near the area.
According to the reports, these attacks have proved that though the US and the Afghan army have tried hard to demolish the ISIL, also known as ISIS, but the insurgent group is still active in the area. Even, it is much capable to initiate such suicidal attacks.
Meanwhile, the joint forces continue to battle the Taliban for the control of areas in the country but day-by-day the security situation has been decreasing. Earlier on 21 January, the extremist insurgent group attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and killed at least 20 people. Few days later on 24 January, the group killed 3 people while attacked the office of “Save the Children” in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
Reportedly, after the heinous attack, a Taliban attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives in Kabul and killed 103 people and injured as many as 235 on 27 January. Just a day later on 28 January, 11 soldiers were killed in gunman attack at military academy.