USA service members killed in Afghanistan blast

A man receives treatment for his injures at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital after a massive explosion rocked Kabul late on 28 November

A man receives treatment for his injures at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital after a massive explosion rocked Kabul late on 28 November

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has formed a 12-strong negotiating team to seek a peace agreement that would include the Taliban in a democratic and inclusive society that respects the rights of women, he told a United Nations conference on Wednesday.

The wounded have been transferred to hospitals from the Wednesday attack site, says Wahid Majroh.

The exact number of casualties is not yet known as security forces continued to clear the area of insurgents. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The forces are looking around for any other possible attackers, he added.

At least 10 people were killed and 19 were wounded in an attack on a compound of British security group G4S in the Afghan capital Kabul today. "There was some gunfire at the beginning, but it has stopped", Mujahid said.

He said the company offers training for Afghan security forces. "There are no indications he was shot intentionally".

No other details have been released.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said an unknown number of gunmen entered the compound after a vehicle bomb exploded near the facility on November 28, triggering a gunbattle with Afghan security forces. They said a number of residential houses were damaged in the explosion. The military did not immediately identify any of the casualties.

Last week, more than 50 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber attacked a banquet hall where a meeting of religious leaders was taking place.

The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan before USA forces invaded in October 2001, carry out near-daily attacks on Afghan army and police forces, and in August the insurgents overran parts of Ghazni, leading to days of intense fighting before they were driven out.

Resolute Support said upon further investigation, it appears Jasso was "accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force".

The meeting aims to take stock of progress of the Afghan government in using billions of dollars in foreign aid for education, health care, humanitarian support and needs since 2016. There was also a auto packed with explosives that ignited during the strike.

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