Taliban claim car bomb attack on Arbaki, a brutal 24 hours in Afghanistan
Islamic Emirate, (Taliban) have claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on Arbaki militia in Khanabad District, Kunduz, Afghanistan in ongoing military operation Azm (meaning “resolve”)
Abdulqahar Balkhi tweeted,
A martyrdom seeker detonated exp/vest in important Arbaki militia gathering in Shorab Bandar area, Khanabad district (#Kunduz), killing 31 …
Among dead 7 commanders (Qadirak, Sardar, Tor, Muhammadullah, Qalandar, Faiz, Nadir Hazara), 25 militiamen also critically wounded #Azm
Khamaa Press reported, “Provincial police spokesman Sarwar Hussaini confirmed the incident and said at least 22 personnel of the local militia forces were killed. The district administrative chief Hayatullah Amiri said a vehicle packed with explosives was detonated near the gathering of the militia forces which left at least 22 dead including their four commanders.”
Ehsanullah Ehsan “stabilization manager” tweeted alleging,
Qadir, Mir Alam’s top militia commander killed along with 22 local militia by a suicide bomber in khanabad of kunduz.
Qadir was known for his brutality and killing of hundreds of civilians.
Syed Anwar tweeted,
Kunduz Update: Kunduz governor spokesman confirmed to BBC a key local commander Qadirak is among 22 dead. Taliban claimed responsibility
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