According to unofficial data, a new attack in Afghanistan killed at least 25 people and wounded 50 more at the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in Kabul.
An attack followed the two main explosions that caused the most damage by armed militiamen who entered the buildings firing indiscriminately, Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said, according to Reuters Nov. 2.
He also expanded by saying that 4 of the terrorists were killed and another was captured. Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, its characteristics would point to the ISIS group that frequently harasses Taliban rule in the country.
This terrorist group has already struck several times recently, casting doubt on the Taliban’s ability to maintain control in the region, as they have promised.
Less than a month ago, an explosion detonated among Shiite Muslim worshippers at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding at least 100 people, a Taliban police official said.
Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which took place in Kunduz, the capital of Kunduz province, Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi told CBS News that ISIS-K was behind the carnage, which he said claimed at least 46 lives. More than 140 people were wounded.
Despite the powerful military equipment abandoned on their territory by the U.S. military after their eviction from the country, the Taliban are facing rebel groups and other internal crises such as the lack of food, which threatens millions of inhabitants.
In this regard, the British government sent a diplomatic mission to Afghanistan on Oct. 5 to meet with the leaders of the extremist Taliban group that controls the country, under the argument of preventing the country from becoming an ‘incubator of terrorism’ and extending humanitarian aid, reported Daily Mail.
The Prime Minister’s High Representative for the Afghan Transition, Sir Simon Gass, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan in Doha, Dr. Martin Longden, were tasked with the mission.
This is the first diplomatic meeting of a Western government with the Taliban and could open the door for other governments, especially from the European Union, to follow suit.
Although it does not mean that the United Kingdom has recognized the Taliban as a legitimate government, it only intends to establish a communication channel.
On the other hand, the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 after discovering that the Taliban regime had allowed and facilitated Al-Qaeda terrorists to attack the Twin Towers on Sept. 11.
U.S. military forces removed the Taliban from power and helped create a government of their own.
After U.S. and allied troops withdrew from Afghanistan in August of this year, the Taliban overthrew the Afghan government. They retook power in the country, vowing to take control, but doubts are now growing.