Kabul Lecturer, One Other Killed in IED blast

Mubashir Muslimyar, a lecturer at Kabul University, and one other person were killed in an IED blast in Kabul, security sources said.

Referring to the incident, Kabul police announced that an explosion targeted a vehicle in Kabul’s PD3 on Thursday, and that one person was killed in the blast.

Kabul police have not provided further details.

No group, including the Talban, immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

340 killed, wounded in Kabul

The findings of TOLOnews show that up to 340 people were either killed or wounded in security incidents in Afghanistan since the start of February as a result of magnetic IEDs, roadside bombs and targeted killings.

Based on the findings, 168 people were killed and 172 more were wounded.

According to TOLOnews findings, the scale of violence, particularly targeted killings, IED blasts and Taliban attacks dramatically increased after the peace negotiations stalled in Doha.

The majority of the casualties occurred due to IED attacks and targeted killings in the cities.

Most of the incidents gripped provinces like Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Faryab.

The survey finds that since February 1st, 49 mine explosions, 37 unclaimed armed attacks and three car bombs by the Taliban against security forces occurred.