A suicide bomber has targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul this Thursday, killing at least four commandos as violence continues to escalate following the collapse of peace talks between the United States of America (USA) and Taliban insurgents.

The bomber blew up an explosives-laden minibus at the entrance to the camp in Chahar Asyab district, killing the four special forces members and wounding another three, the Afghan Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, saying a bomber who had been infiltrated into the base well before the attack killed more than 200 commandos.

The latest attack underscored expectations of an escalation in violence following USA President Donald Trump’s sudden cancellation of the talks with the Taliban aimed at withdrawing US troops and ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan.

-Reuters