Abdul Hadi Rafiee, deputy minister of agriculture for administration and finance, was targeted in a magnetic IED in Kabul on Monday.

The explosion occurred at around 11:20 am at Omid-e-Sabz township in PD6 of Kabul city.

Some media outlets indicate that there were no casualties but security sources told news agencies that the explosion left two people wounded.

Targeted IED blasts and killings have escalated across the country as peace talks have stopped in Qatar, in fact, violence has raged after the US-Taliban agreement and intra-Afghan talks.

This comes as Mohammad Javad Aman, the head of the people uprising section of the Parwan NDS, was killed in a magnetic mine explosion on Monday.

In another incident, Zabihullah Ghayur, an army commander, was killed in a skirmish with the Taliban.

Reports indicate the clashes occurred in Uruzgan province on Monday.

Also, security personnel detained a person responsible for Al-Qaeda recruitment in an operation in the Surkhrod district of Nangarhar province.



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