Carter said he told Campbell to make sure that the US provides any medical care needed for those in the northern city of Kunduz.
At least three children, four adult patients and 12 MSF personnel died in the blasts, the aid group said. At least 37 people were wounded and many are still missing.
For the first time since 2001, Taliban have taken over a provincial capital. Afghan forces are understaffed, low on morale. Ashraf Ghani has a job on his hands.
‘If the Kabul administration wants to end the war and establish peace in the country, it is possible by revoking all military and security treaties with the invaders,’ Mansour said in the message.
Russia said it was providing “serious” training and logistical support to the Syrian army, the first confirmation of Russia’s involvement in Syria’s civil war
It was the first confirmed report of deadly Taliban infighting after an announcement last month that Mullah Omar had been dead for more than two years.
Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for the Herat Regional Hospital, said on Tuesday that 18 people were also wounded in the blast late Monday.
The attack Saturday struck near the private Shinozada hospital in Kabul’s Macrorayan neighborhood. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Sultan Faizy, who is Dostum’s spokesman, says the ambush happened on Friday afternoon in northern Faryab province as the convoy was driving through Qaysar district.
Hassib Sediqi, the spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, said today that Afghan authorities have confirmed “Pakistani military interference” in the attacks last Friday.
“We know they have sanctuaries there, we know they are active there,” Ghani said, referring to Taliban leaders living in Pakistan. “We need all those activities to be stopped.”
This attack comes days after series of suicide attacks in the Afghan capital killed dozens and wounded hundreds more.
The statement is a sharp attack on Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur, who was controversially picked to replace Mullah Omar after the organisation announced the jihadist leaders’ death last month.
Two blasts, one near a government and military complex in a residential area and the other a suicide bombing outside a police academy, killed at least 35 people.
The military helicopter went down due to technical reasons in Shinkay, a district relatively free of insurgent activity in Zabul.