The attack took place during a meeting, and numerous people who were present inside the facility were slain, according to Muhammad Asif Waziri, the Taliban’s designated spokesperson. It is still unknown who carried out the assault.
In the provincial capital of Mazar-i-Sharif, Waziri claimed the explosion took place on the second floor of his office.
It was a bomb attack. We don’t know how the suicide bomber got to the governor’s office,” he said, adding that there were also two casualties.
Although no one instantly claimed credit for the bombing, the ISIL group’s regional affiliate is a major foe of the Taliban government.
The execution of Muzammil, who was renowned for his local ISIL opposition, happened the day after he met with important government officials on a visit from Kabul.
Mohammad Dawood Muzammil is one of the highest-ranking individuals to have been assassinated since the Taliban retook power in 2021 as a result of the killing, which occurred a day after he met with senior government officials who were on a visit from Kabul.
Since the Taliban took over, there has been a sharp decline in violence throughout Afghanistan, but security has once again deteriorated as IS has claimed responsibility for multiple deadly strikes.
An ideological adversary of the Afghan Taliban, the militant Islamic State Khorasan province (ISKP or ISIS-K) has proven deadly and claimed responsibility for numerous significant terrorist acts in Afghanistan and Pakistan despite its tiny size.
The militant group’s intelligence and the military chief were assassinated on February 28 by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) Special Forces when in an operation in Kabul.
Balkh has had numerous attacks, some of which the armed organisation has claimed responsibility for.
In an incident that the organisation claimed responsibility for in January, a suicide bomber in Kabul blew himself up close to the foreign ministry, killing at least 10 people.
Gunmen raided a Kabul hotel that was popular with businessmen in December, inflicting injuries on at least five Chinese nationals. The raid’s perpetrator, ISIL, took the blame.