Italian embassy vehicle hit by IED in Kabul

An Italian embassy vehicle carrying the embassy’s Afghan employees was hit by an IED bomb on Monday morning, TOLOnews reported

Jan 25, 2021
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An Italian embassy vehicle carrying the embassy’s Afghan employees was hit by an IED bomb on Monday morning, TOLOnews reported. However, no casualty was reported in the incident. 

The report said a vehicle of the Afghan Ministry of Economic Affairs which was passing by at the time of the incident was also damaged. No group has taken responsibility for the attack. 

Earlier on Sunday, a vehicle of Kabul's Central Bank was also targeted in an IED bombing. A security guard of a bank officer was killed in the incident. The officer and his other bodyguard were wounded in the incident. 

IED bombings in the capital Kabul have become now a daily occurrence. The country also saw a sharp spike in targeted assassinations ever since the Afghan government and the Taliban have entered into the Intra-Afghan talks in Doha, Qatar last yearr. 

The second round of talks between the warring Afghan parties has started in Doha on 5 January. However, no progress has been made so far. The two sides are expected to finalize the agenda items in order to find a power-sharing agreement leading to the end of the four-decade-long conflict in the country. 

Massoum Stanekzai, the head of the Afghan government negotiation team, earlier said the issue of ceasefire remained the most important issue for them. The Taliban, on the other hand, refused to commit themselves until there is an agreement on the future political structure of the country. 

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