According to local sources in Kunar province, an explosion in Asadabad, the provincial capital, killed a Taliban member and injured six others, including two civilians.

The explosion happened on Sunday, June 12, at around 9:00 p.m. in Kunar province’s center, Asadabad.

The explosion, which was reported to be caused by a landmine, was said to have targeted a former security forces Ranger vehicle which is now in the hands of the Taliban.

The injured were rushed to Asadabad Government Hospital, where at least two of them were regarded to have critical health condition according to the provincial health officials.

Officials from the Taliban in the province have yet to comment on the occurrence, and no group or individual has claimed responsibility.

Meanwhile, two more explosions were reported in the provincial capitals of Kunduz and Badakhshan. Both bombings, according to local informants in the two provinces, were targeted on Taliban forces.

According to sources, the two incidences resulted in the injuries of four Taliban forces. The number of attacks on the Taliban has recently increased, and UN experts have predicted an increase in attacks on the Taliban as the weather gets warmer.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).