Afghan official said on Saturday that the country's security forces have killed four Taliban militants and injured three others in the eastern Wardak province while a bicycle bomb presumably planted by Taliban militants have injured 10 people, including a senior police officer, in the northern Kunduz province.
In the latest violent incident which occurred in Kunduz city, the capital of Kunduz province, some 250 km north of the national capital Kabul, 10 people mostly civilians had been injured, some in critical condition, a police spokesman said.
"An explosive device planted on a bicycle was detonated by remote control against a police car at around 9:00 a.m. local time (0430 GMT), injuring 10 persons, including senior police officer Hajji Ghulam Farooq," Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, police spokesman in the province, told reporters.
Hussiani also blamed Taliban militants for carrying out the bloody attack. However, The Taliban group has yet to claim responsibility.
In the previous violent event, Afghan security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in the eastern Wardak province in the wee hours of Saturday, killing four insurgents, including a key commander, and injuring three others, the provincial government said.
"Units of security forces, acting upon intelligence reports raided Taliban hideouts in Jalriz and Jaghato districts in the wee hours of Saturday. As a result, four rebels, including key commander Mullah Wazir alias Mullah Farid, were killed and three others injured," the government said in a statement.
Mullah Wazir, according to the statement, had served as military leader of the Taliban in Wardak province and his killing can be a major setback to the Taliban militants in Wardak and adjoining provinces.
During the operations, a number of arms and ammunition, including 100 kg explosives, were also discovered from the hideouts of the militants, the statement said.
The Taliban group has yet to make comment.
Afghan militancy and conflicts usually spiral in spring and summer commonly known as fighting season in the militancy-hit Afghanistan.