At least seven people were killed and at least forty others were wounded in a car bomb targeting an Afghan intelligence agency installation in the eastern province of Ghazni, the authorities said on Monday.
“The terrorists have used a humvee in their attack. They have targeted the National Directorate of Security unit in Ghazni city,” the governor’s office said in a statement.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group was behind the deadly attack. The provincial capital, also called Ghazni, has fallen under Taliban control twice in recent years.
The attack came a day after a power-sharing agreement was signed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival, Abdullah Abdullah. They had declared themselves as the official winners of last September’s presidential elections. The two held parallel inauguration ceremonies in March.
The deal would see Ghani remain president while Abdullah would lead the country’s National Reconciliation High Council.