The Kabul bombing came hours after a roadside bombing killed the top government official of a district in western Farah province.
Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, some orphans or from poor families, will be performing at World Economic Forum in Davos.
Nearly all of the Afghan women fighters have lost a husband, son or brother to the Taliban or the newly active Islamic State in the province bordering Turkmenistan.
The envoy was also injured in the blast, according to UAE foreign ministry.
The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers’ offices, according to Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry.
Russia and China as the UN Security Council permanent members “confirmed their flexible approach to delisting Afghan individuals from the UN sanctions lists as their contribution to the efforts aimed at launching peaceful dialogue between Kabul and the Taliban.”
Officials say the focus of the air cargo service is to improve landlocked Afghanistan’s connectivity to key markets abroad and boost the growth prospects of its fruit and carpet industries while it battles a deadly Taliban insurgency.
Former commanders and envoys have warned that it would be a mistake.
IS affiliated insurgents attacked the administrative headquarters in Haska Mina district killing 6 police officers.
“Our embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is also in touch with her family in Kolkata. All efforts are being made by the Afghan authorities to secure her early release,” an official source said.
The death toll in the blast is expected to rise as many of the wounded are in a critical condition says Governor of the Afghan Province, Attaullah Khogyani.
Since 2000, D’Souza has been working actively on gender issues, poverty and environmental conservation with reputed non-profit organizations in India.
All efforts are being made to ensure the woman’s release in Afghanistan
The US military was previously allowed to take action against the Taliban “in extremis” – moments when their assistance was needed to prevent a significant Afghan military setback.
The Taliban have stepped up attacks after announcing Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader on May 25.