"The senior leadership of Al-Qaida remains present in Afghanistan, as well as hundreds of armed operatives, Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, and groups of foreign terrorist fighters aligned with the Taliban", the United Nations report said, estimating that some 400 to 600 armed al Qaeda operatives are now in Afghanistan.
Rafi Sediqqi, the editor-in-chief of Khurshid TV, said that six staff members of the channel were wounded in the blast and two are in serious condition.
IS has claimed recent attacks on civilian targets, while the Taliban has taken responsibility for attacking military targets. The political feud and delays over the prisoner exchange helped delay the talks.
A soldier looks inside a Khurshid TV minivan struck by a roadside bomb in Kabul today.
According to Afghan interlocutors, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba facilitate the trafficking of terrorist fighters into Afghanistan, who act as advisers, trainers and specialists in improvised explosive devices and "both groups are responsible for carrying out targeted assassinations against government officials and others". Only recently, Stanekzai, deputy head of the Taliban's political office in Qatar and head of the negotiating team with the U.S., slammed India for supporting the elected government in Kabul.
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The attacks come after a truce expired between the Taliban and Afghan security forces for the three-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which ended Tuesday.
Experts say this could be a result of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA, which has killed over 100,000 people in the country so far. Maidan Wardak province borders Kabul to the west. Parwan province lies just north of the capital.
The militants have carried out terror attacks in Kabul and the eastern city of Jalalabad since the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement in February.
During the cease-fire, Afghan authorities released some 1,000 Taliban prisoners - part of a pledge by the government to free up to 2,000 militants in response to the Taliban's cease-fire move.