Taliban claims responsibility for attack killing 14 Afghans

Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) Taliban militants on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 14 people in Parwan province.

A Taliban suicide bomber targeted police patrol team in Siagurd district of Parwan province on Monday, Xinhua cited the group as saying.

Those killed included six police personnel and seven civilians in addition to the bomber, a police official said.

The suicide bombing in Siaguard district of Parwan province took place just one day before holding the four-nation talks in Kabul on Tuesday.

The four-nation talks will discuss the Afghan peace process and find a roadmap for bringing Taliban into negotiating table to end lingering crisis through dialogue.

Taliban militants, according to local observers, would intensify their activities ahead of proposed peace talks and possible sitting with government on negotiating table.

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