5 civilians dead in Sar-i-Pul roadside bombing
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Five civilians, including two women and a child, were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Saturday.
The incident happened late on Friday in Sayyad district, the district police chief, Col. Jahagir Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News. The dead included two women, a child and two men, he said.
The victims were travelling toward the provincial capital, Sar-i-Pul city, from the district when came under attack.
The injured were taken to the civil hospital in Sar-i-Pul city, where doctors said one of them was in critical condition.
The district chief Mir Hussain Sajjadi said the victims wanted to travel to the city for Eid shopping. He urged the insurgents to let civilians live in peace.
However, there was claim of responsibility for the blast that came a day before the Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, called on the fighters to avoid harming civilians in their attacks against Afghan and international forces.
Omar also warned of punishment in line with Islamic laws if any one found guilty of harming civilians.
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