Civilian dies in Uruzgan roadside bombing
TIRINKOT (PAN): One civilian was killed and two others wounded when a passenger vehicle struck a roadside bomb near Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Friday, an official said.
The blast that happened at around 12:30pm in the Kat Khanjak area comprehensively destroyed the vehicle, the governor spokesman, Farid Adel, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The injured were rushed to the Tirinkot civil hospital. There was no claim of responsibility for the incident.
The UN on Saturday said the number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghan conflict has risen for the fifth year in a row, with most of the deaths caused by the insurgents.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented 3,021 civilian deaths in 2011 compared with 2,790 in 2010 and 2,412 in 2009.
It said improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were being used more widely and suicide attacks had become deadlier.
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