Intelligence off. killed in Afghanistan

A provincial intelligence official has been killed, following a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan™s eastern Kunar province, Press TV reports.

The incident took place in the suburbs of Asadabad district on Tuesday, after a remote-controlled roadside bomb exploded, targeting the vehicle of Kunar™s intelligence attorney, local police chief General Abdul Habib Syed Khel told Press TV.

According to the official, the attorney died of his wounds after he was taken to hospital. Two of his bodyguards also sustained injuries in the bomb blast.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, though the blame is usually placed on the Taliban militants for such incidents.

This is while elsewhere in Kunar province, a bomb detonated inside a police station in Sarkani district, six police officers being reported injured.

Early today, another bomb struck near an army vehicle in the country™s western province of Herat, leaving one army trooper and two civilians wounded.

The sequential bomb blasts came after at least nine people, including three Afghan police officers were killed during the Taliban militants™ attack on a security checkpoint in Herat™s Obe district on Monday.

The war-torn country has been witnessing a surge in Taliban™s assaults against government security personnel.

At least 20 were killed after the militants raided a convoy of Afghan National Police in northeastern Badakhshan Province on September 19.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington™s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still grappling with insecurity.

In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual œoffensive” against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan.

The militant group said it would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. They specifically mentioned insider attacks, and bomb attacks.

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