Car explosion kills, wounds Taliban members
An explosion north of Kabul, Afghanistan has claimed several lives and injured a number of Taliban members.
A Taliban convoy loaded with explosives blew up north of the Afghan capital of Kabul, a local police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The explosion killed two Taliban members and injured three others.
The vehicle was hit by an explosion when the Taliban members were moving from Bagram airfield to Kabul following their participation in a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan.
No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but the Afghan security forces are currently investigating the incident.
An explosion occurred at a mosque north of Kabul earlier in the month, leading to 35 casualties at least, Reuters reported at the time.
Since reclaiming power in the country in August 2021, the Taliban movement has been battling a local chapter of IS-K, which is believed to be responsible for the majority of terrorist attacks and bomb explosions in Afghanistan.
The presence of IS-K in the country is minimal, and the movement has been working to eliminate the group, according to the Taliban.
Clashes erupted between Taliban militants and IS-K militants in early August in the country's capital.
Last August, the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan after an incredibly chaotic withdrawal of US troops and the end of the US occupation of the country.