The Governor of Zabul province told reporters that Taliban killed at least ten people and wounded Ninety today after a car bomb targeting an intelligence services building of NDS (National Directorate of Security) exploded and destroyed a nearby hospital in the southern Afghan city of Qalat.
Governor Rahmatullah Yarmal said the blast in Zabul was just the latest in a string of deadly Taliban bombings across Afghanistan this week as violence intensifies after US President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the insurgents over an American withdrawal from the country.
Taliban Spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, who said the attack was against the National Directorate of Security and had killed intelligence officers.
A Resident Atif Baloch a university student said that the explosion rattled homes and shattered windows and was followed by gunfire around 6 0clock am local time.
Baloch said that the incident was horrific and he saw a woman and children being dragged away from the scene by rescuers. He added that he cannot remember a deadly attack like this in the area.