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9 killed, 19 injured as buses hit mines in Ghazni, Helmand

9 killed, 19 injured as buses hit mines in Ghazni, Helmand

May 25, 2012 - 14:35

GHAZNI/LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): At least nine passengers were killed and 19 others injured in two separate roadside bombings in southern Ghazni and Helmand provinces, officials said on Friday.

The first blast that killed seven people on a bus traveling from Kandahar to central Kabulinfo-icon took place in the Jungle area of Qara Bagh district in  Ghazni on Thursday night. Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada told Pajhwok Afghan News another 16 people were injured in the incident.

Ghazni Civil Hospital Director Dr Baaz Mohammad Himmat confirmed recieving 15 injured people and one dead body at the hospital. He said  two people, a father and his young daughter, died of severe injuries later in the hospital.

The second incident occured when a passenger bus hit a mine in the Greshk district in Helmand province on Friday morning.

The district police chief Maj. Guli Khan said the bus was ont its way from Herat to Kabul when the improvised explosive device ripped through it near Muhajir Bazaar area, killing two passengers and injuring three others.

The injured were shifted to hospital where doctors say they are in a stable condition, Khan added.


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