A civil society activist, Abdi Jahid, was killed in unknown gunmen attack in Kabul city on Thursday evening.

Abdi was a civil society activist in Nahrin district of northern Baghlan province, police stated on Friday.

No further details were provided.

Meanwhile, Abdul Baqi, a tribal leader was killed in an assassination attack by unknown armed men in Lashkargah city of Helmand province on the same day.

According to police, he was killed on Thursday evening in Lashkargah city.

Targeted killings and attacks have increased in Afghanistan and across the country, on the same day in Kabul’s Chehel Sutoon area a magnetic IED targeted a vehicle carrying employees of the Presidential Palace, one person was killed and another was left wounded.

The Ministry of Interior says that “terrorists have recently changed their approach to further effective insurgent activities”.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian wrote on his Facebook on Friday, that “terrorists” have recently changed their battling “approaches”.

Arian noted that several bakers and street vendors have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities and security officials thwarted some insurgency attacks.

He stressed that the security agencies have understood the new tricks of the terrorists and have so far identified and arrested several groups of them.

According to the spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, the terrorists are trying to utilize tools so that the public could not become suspicious.

Earlier the insurgent groups have used coverts, deception, and surprise attacks to kill journalists, public figures, and government officials in Afghanistan.

Security officials have previously blamed such attacks on the Taliban, saying that they use these tactics, but do not claim the responsibility for it.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.