KABUL — Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for organizing suicide bombing that claimed the lives of 14 people in the eastern Parwan province on Monday afternoon.

According to Taliban online statement claimed on Tuesday, a Taliban suicide bomber named Mohammad Rasoul targeted police patrol team in Siagurd district of Parwan province on Monday killing police commander named Mushtaq on the spot along with several of his bodyguards.

On Monday night, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Siagurd district, 55 km north of Kabul killing 14 people including six Afghan Local Police (ALP) or community police personnel, and seven civilians.

The bomber was also killed in his blast.

Those killed include six ALP officers and seven civilians in addition to the bomber, the official added.

The government established the ALP, or community police, in 2010 to protect villages and districts where army and police have limited presence.

The suicide bombing in Siaguard district of Parwan province took place just one day before holding the four-nation talks in Kabul on Tuesday to discuss the Afghan peace process and find a roadmap for bringing Taliban into negotiating table to end lingering Afghan crisis through dialogue.

Taliban militants, according to local observers, would intensify their activities ahead of proposed peace talks and possible sitting with government on negotiating table. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com