Kabul (Agencies): At least 14 people were dead and more than 140 were injured in a Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday.
According to official sources, Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb in Ghazni city near an office of the country’s main intelligence unit, National Directorate of Security (NDS), during Sunday morning’s rush hour, killing at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounding more than 140.
Health officials in Ghazni said 13 adults, including eight NDS members, and a child were killed. At least 27 children were among the 140 people wounded. “The casualty figures may rise as this is not the last report of those injured in the powerful blast,” said Zaher Shah Nekmal, a health director in Ghazni province.
“Dozens of NDS officers were killed or wounded,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.