A Taliban governor in northern Afghanistan has been killed by an explosion in his workplace, police officers have advised CNN.
Mohammad Dawood Muzammil, the governor of Balkh province, died together with two others within the blast on Thursday, mentioned the provincial police power’s spokesman Asif Waziri.
The reason for the explosion stays unclear, however Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned the lads had been killed “by the enemies of Islam.”
Nevertheless, he didn’t determine the suspects and no group has claimed accountability for the assault.
“An investigation into the incident is underway,” Mujahid mentioned.
The governor is likely one of the most senior officers to have been killed for the reason that radical Islamist group retook management of the nation in August 2021 following the withdrawal of US forces.
Since then, the Islamic State militant group and its associates have claimed a sequence of lethal assaults in Afghanistan each on civilians and members of the Taliban.
These have included an assault at a Sikh temple that killed no less than two folks, a string of incidents within the jap Afghan metropolis of Jalalabad, and a suicide bomb blast at Kabul airport.