Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai also defended the Taliban's role in recent bloodshed across the country after US President Donald Trump cited an attack that killed an American soldier as his reason for calling off negotiations earlier this month.
Witnesses and an AFP reporter also described hearing gunshots immediately after the blast at the electronic identification registration centre in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, where both the Taliban and the Daesh group are active.
The US envoy who negotiated with the Taliban will testify behind closed doors to Congress on Thursday, 12 days after President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the Afghan militants.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) expressed its utter denunciation of the Taliban-claimed attacks, which included the targeting of an electoral rally of President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan Province and the bombing of an army base in Kabul.
A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan, an official said. The Taliban, who have been carrying out nearly daily attacks
Thursday's massive explosion destroyed part of the hospital in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, and left a fleet of ambulances broken and battered.
Militants have struck again in Afghanistan killing or wounding several innocent people and such cowardly, cruel acts should end. The country has witnessed too much bloodshed and the worst affected
It is a highly condemnable and cowardly terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Friday in which dozens of people were killed and many injured (“UAE condemns terror attack on mosque in Afghanistan,”
The Taliban stormed a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 15 policemen in the latest attack by insurgents, an Afghan provincial official said on Tuesday.
The terrorist attack that targeted a wedding in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is a cowardly, monstrous act that turned a scene of joy and celebration into horror and carnage. The perpetrators of the crime against humanity should be swiftly brought to justice. Imagine the plight of a groom who greets smiling