Blast in Afghanistan kills four, Taliban takes responsibility

A blast in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on May 14 has claimed the lives of five people and injured 14 others. A truck packed with explosives blew up near a court in Gardez.

Tariq Arian, an Interior Ministry Spokesman, said, “A car bomb explosion took place near a military court in Gardez city, which is a populated area. Dozens of civilians are feared to be dead and wounded”.

The attack has been claimed by the Taliban insurgents. The Taliban Spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement said the rebel group was responsible for the attack.

The attack comes two days after at least 56 people were killed in separate attacks elsewhere in the country, which included women and infants.

Three gunmen attacked a maternity hospital in Kabul, killing 24 people on May 12, including mothers and infants while a suicide blast claimed by ISIL at a funeral in eastern Nangahar on the same day killed 32.

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