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Blasts claims five lives, injures 16 others

Blasts claims five lives, injures 16 others

Jun 07, 2010 - 14:42

<!--break--><p>TIRINKOT / LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least five civilians were killed and 16 others wounded in separate explosions in central Uruzgan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Monday.</p><p> Two civilians were killed and four others injured on Monday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Uruzgan's provincial capital, Tirinkot.</p><p>The incident took place at 7am in Spin Khawra village as a civilian car was travelling from Khaniqa to Tirinkot, detective police chief, Col. Gulab Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.</p><p>He said the bodies of two civilians and the four wounded people were taken to hospital.</p><p>Many of the nine people in the car were workers going to the city and had no relation with government, Gul Agha, 12, who survived the blast, said.</p><p>"We were going to the city to earn a livelihood when the Taliban injured us by the bomb. We have no relations with government or foreign troops, so what was our sin?" said one of those injured, Fazal Haq.</p><p>Elsewhere, three people were killed and seven members of one family injured on Sunday evening, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Salam Bazaar area of Nawzad district in Helmand province.</p><p> The victims were relatives of an elder from the Alokozi tribe, the governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, said.</p><p>The wounded people were evacuated to a NATO military health facility in the area. However, Ahmadi had no information about their condition.</p><p>Meanwhile, two soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and three civilians were wounded in a blast in Grishk district of the province.</p><p>The explosion took place Sunday evening, when a explosives-laden hand-cart detonated in Syed Tajdar Agha area, said district police chief, 1st Lt. Zamaray.</p><p>No one has so far claimed responsibility for any of the three blasts.</p><p>myn/cas</p>

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