Taliban terrorists have killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others in a car-bomb attack in Ghazni city on Monday, May 18. The attack targeted an Afghan intelligence agency installation – the National Directorate of Security. Hence, most of the victims are intelligence personnel.
The attack happened a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, had signed a power-sharing agreement, two months after both had declared themselves the winner of last September's presidential election. Also, the US and the Taliban signed a peace agreement on February 29. Under the agreement, the US and NATO troops have to leave Afghanistan.
Despite the peace agreement, the security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. On Tuesday, May 12, gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul, killing 24 people. Also on the same day, a suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a pro-government militia commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar, killing 32 people and wounding 133 others.
In this connection, all travel for civilians to Afghanistan should be avoided. Essential travel should be well-planned and overseen by a professional risk management company.