- Sputnik International, 1920, 07.09.2021
The Taliban (under UN sanctions for terrorist activities) stormed to power in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, as US-led forces withdrew from the country after 20 years of occupation.

Car Bomb Explosion in Afghanistan's Jalalabad Kills 3, Injures 18, Reports Say

© AFP 2023 / -Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province on August 15, 2021.
Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province on August 15, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.09.2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least three people died and another 18 were injured as a result of the explosion of a car bomb in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province, the Shamshad News channel reported on Saturday, citing a source.
At the same time, the provincial Office of Information and Culture reported that no one was injured in the explosion.
Earlier on Sunday, two explosions struck the capital of Afghanistan. The first explosion occurred in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of District 13 in western Kabul, leaving several people injured. The second one went off in Irfani Harrgoti in the same district.
The Taliban* intensified its offensive against Afghan government forces this summer and entered Kabul on 15 August. On 31 August, the US military left the Kabul airport, bringing an end to the nearly twenty-year American military presence in Afghanistan.
On 7 September, the Taliban announced the composition of the interim government of Afghanistan. It is headed by Mohammad Hasan Akhund, who served as a foreign minister during the first Taliban rule. Akhund has been under UN sanctions since 2001.
* The Taliban is a terrorist group, banned in Russia and many other countries
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