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Death toll from Ghazni blasts goes up to 4

Death toll from Ghazni blasts goes up to 4

Jul 20, 2011 - 15:21

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): The toll from two back-to-back blasts in the southern province of Ghazni has increased to four dead and 23 injured, a police official said on Wednesday.

The explosions took place in the fourth police district of the provincial capital late on Tuesday. Two people were killed and 17 others wounded on the spot.

Col. Zarawar Zahid, the provincial police chief, told a press conference the revised toll was four dead and 23 injured. Six people with minor injuries were discharged from hospital after being administered the first aid.

The dead included Khalilullah, the provincial court judge, a police officer and two civilians, the police chief said, adding the first blast damaged shops ,buildings and cars, while the second resulted in life losses.

Shopkeepers and residents said the second bomb went off when people were busy evacuating the casualties to hospital.Akhtar Jan, a shopkeeper, said one of his freinds was killed in the second explosion.


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