Three key security officials and four other security force members were killed in a roadside mine blast in Uruzgan province on Wednesday morning, local officials said.
The incident happened around 9:00 am local time after the security forces vehicle struck a roadside mine in which the police chief of Khas Uruzgan, Dad Gul, and also a local police commander and an army forces commander along with 4 other security force members were killed, said Zargai Ebadi, a spokesman for Uruzgan province's governor.
“The security officials were on the way to the police headquarters and had just left a military camp in the district,” said Ebadi, adding that “two policemen and two army soldiers were also were killed in the blast.”
However, no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Data collected by TOLOnews shows 13 provinces have witnessed violence in the last two weeks, which the Afghan government calls "unacceptable."
The data shows that clashes between the Afghan government and the Taliban have happened in Kunduz, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Parwan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Zabul, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Ghor, Badghis and Herat in the last two weeks.
The Taliban, according to officials and sources, have carried out attacks in cities, highways and strategic districts. Something that they had agreed not to conduct as part of the peace agreement.