Deadly Taliban Attack Near US Embassy; Reconnaissance Aircraft Near Russian Borders
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 6 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Taliban claim deadly attack near US embassy in Kabul
A Taliban suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital killed at least 10 Afghan civilians, a US service member and a Romanian soldier in the second such attack this week after a preliminary US-Taliban peace deal was announced.
The blast took place on Thursday in Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes, including the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence service, and the US embassy.
At least 10 civilians were killed and 42 people wounded in the attack that was claimed by the Taliban, which has been holding peace talks with the United States in Doha, Qatar, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.
Hours later, the Taliban set off a car bomb outside an Afghan military base in a neighbouring province, killing four civilians.
“Peace with a group that is still killing innocent people is meaningless,” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in a statement.
Russian fighter jets scrambled 23 times on interception missions in past week
Russian fighter jets have been scrambled 23 times on interception missions near Russian borders in the past week, the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying and TASS reported.
According to the defense ministry, 31 foreign aircraft were conducting reconnaissance near Russian borders. The ministry added that violations of the Russian airspace were prevented.
The defense ministry said that Russian pilots performed 273 sorties at 75 aerodromes in the past week.
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Source: TASS, Al Jazeera