Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan (Afghanistan Freedom Movement) claimed responsibility for an attack on the 209th AlFath Taliban Corps convoy in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province.
An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday, May 19, in Mazar-e-Sharif Sharif’s 5th district, and it is believed that the target of the explosion was a Taliban army convoy, leaving three people wounded.
Mohammad Asif Waziri, a spokesman for the Taliban police office in Balkh province, reported hours later that a vehicle carrying civilian personnel of the 209th AlFath Corps had been attacked, injuring three people. The injured were then taken to the corps hospital.
However, according to Khalid Pasoon, a spokesman for the Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan, at least ten people were killed and twelve were injured in the incident.
He described the attack as the result of a magnetic mine explosion.
He further said that the blast completely destroyed a truck transporting Taliban forces.
Pictures of the mini-bus carrying Taliban forces were also released on social media after the explosion, and the picture shows the vehicle being completely destroyed.
Several other groups, in addition to the Resistance Front and the Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan, have announced their presence, and their attacks on the Taliban have increased in recent weeks.