18 March 2017

News Story: Taliban militants in Afghanistan step up activities ahead of Nawroz

KABUL, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants have stepped up activities in conflict-hit Afghanistan as people prepare to celebrate Nawroz or the New Year falling on March 21.

The armed insurgents launched a series of offensives in a single day on Friday.

In a suicide car bomb against an army base in the eastern Khost Province, two people including the bomber and an army soldier had been confirmed dead and seven more soldiers sustained injuries, according to an army official in the province.

The Taliban outfit in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack, insisting the bombing inflicted huge casualties to the soldiers.

In a similar attack also in the eastern Nangarhar Province on Friday afternoon, at least one person was killed and a few others injured.

Read the full story at Xinhua