On Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, a suicide bomber detonated a stolen military vehicle ‘Humvi’ near the Intelligence Office. The provincial official said on Monday that at least five personnel were killed in the blast. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor of eastern Ghazni province, said at least 40 personnel of the intelligence department were injured in the attack near the city of Ghazni. Also told that the condition of many of the injured personnel is critical.
Noori said Hamalwar used the stolen military vehicle Hamvi (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) and targeted the main entrance of the Intelligence Department’s office and blew up a vehicle full of explosives while passing by. No one has taken immediate responsibility for the attack but the Taliban is active in Ghazni and has taken responsibility for several attacks in the past. A day before the attack, the country’s President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah signed the agreement to share power. Two months before this, both had declared themselves winners in the presidential elections held in September. Under this political agreement, Ghani will remain the President of the war-torn country and Abdullah will take charge of the National Council of National Reconciliation Agreement of the country.