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Two killed, 20 injured in Helmand blasts

Two killed, 20 injured in Helmand blasts

Jun 20, 2010 - 16:23

<!--break--><p> LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least two people were killed and around 20 others injured on Sunday in two consecutive explosions in the southern province of Helmand, officials said.</p><p>The first detonation took place at 7:50am and the second at 8:10pm in Lashkargah city, the capital of Helmand province, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Muhammad Hakim Angar, told Pajhwok Afghan News.</p><p>The first blast occurred in front of Kabul Bank, killing a woman and a child and injuring three others, he said.</p><p>The bomb was detonated by remote control, a police officer in the area, Abdul Haq told Pajhwok Afghan News. He said police had found another bomb in a hand cart and were trying to defuse it.</p><p>The second explosion took place 20 minutes after the first one in the Semti area of the city, as a police vehicle drove past, said an eyewitness, Abdul Wahab.</p><p>No police were injured, but two nearby shopkeepers were wounded, he added.</p><p>A doctor on duty at Bost hospital said on condition of anonymity, that 20 people had been brought in with injuries.</p><p>myn/cas</p>

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