Two Afghan policemen were killed and a civilian was wounded in 3 explosions by sticky bombs in different areas of the Afghan capital, Kabul, while Ammarullah Saleh, the Afghan Vice President, urged the Taliban to stop violence and participate in the government.
A police spokesman said that the two policemen were killed as a result of attaching an explosive device to their military truck, while the third explosion did not result in any injuries.
No one has claimed responsibility for the accident.
The Afghan forces carried out a combing operation north of Kabul, and the Interior Ministry said it would open a comprehensive investigation into the bombings.
Al-Jazeera correspondent Amr Halabi said that “hardly a day passes by the capital, Kabul, during the past two months without an attack against the security forces, whether with an explosive device, a sticky bomb, assassination with concealed weapons or missile strikes.”
He added that the Afghan government accuses the Taliban of being behind these attacks, which the movement denies, which confirms that it does not target major cities or residential communities and civilians.
Halabi confirmed that Kabul – which was one of the safest cities in the country – is experiencing complete chaos, noting that the Afghan street believes that the only solution to end this tragedy is to reach a ceasefire agreement.
In a related context, Amarullah Saleh, the Afghan Vice President, urged the Taliban to stop the violence against the country’s leadership and institutions, and to participate in the government instead.
In his speech to the second meeting of the leadership committee of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council today, Saturday, Saleh said that Afghanistan is a complex country, and it is impossible for one group to dominate it, stressing that this will only lead to its isolation.
“The Taliban cannot win the current war by killing tribal leaders, journalists, or members of Afghan civil society, as this will complicate the current conflicts,” he added.
And Afghanistan has witnessed an escalation of violence in recent weeks, as negotiators for the Taliban and the Afghan government are holding talks in Qatar, in an attempt to reach a peace agreement that could put an end to decades of war.
ISIS claimed responsibility for several attacks in the capital in recent months, including on educational institutions, which killed 50 people, most of them students.