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10 killed, 42 wounded in Bagram blasts (Video)By Farid Tanha Oct 26, 2011 - 15:49
PARWAN, Oct 26, 2011: At least 10 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in two back-to-back oil tanker explosions near the main US military base in central Parwan province, officials said on Wednesday.
A magnet bomb, attached to a fuel tanker, went off on the road leading to the Bagram Airfield late on Tuesday evening, damaging the vehicle, the governor’s spokeswoman, Roshna Khalid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
As residents gathered to collect fuel from the tanker, a second explosion shook the area, killing 10 civilians and injuring 42 others, she said, adding the victims were taken to Panjsher Emergency Hospital, Parwan Civil Hospital and Bagram Clinic.
She feared the death toll could go up, because several wounded people were in critical condition.
PAJHWOK/ Farid Tanha