KABUL: Taliban governor Maulvi Qadirullah survived a roadside bomb blast in the Panjshir area of Afghanistan, but his bodyguards were seriously injured.
According to the International News Agency, a roadside bomb exploded in the Afghan province of Panjshir as the car of Taliban Governor Maulvi Qadrullah was passing by.
Maulvi Qadrullah survived the attack but his bodyguards were seriously injured and his vehicle was damaged. Taliban militants cordoned off the area after the blast. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Panjshir is the only province where Taliban rule has not yet been fully implemented. The military alliance led by Ahmad Shah Masood’s son has clashed with the Taliban from time to time.
The Taliban have claimed control of the Panjshir-dominated area, but with the mediation of clerics and local dignitaries, the advance has been halted and is now almost a ceasefire.