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Woman killed, 16 injured in Faryab blast

Woman killed, 16 injured in Faryab blast

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Jan 30, 2013 - 18:08

MAIMANA (PANinfo-icon): One woman was killed and 16 others were injured in a bomb explosion in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province on Wednesday, officials said.

The blast took place at 10am close to a healthinfo-icon clinic in the Takhta Bazaar village, the district’s administrative head, Abdul Qadir Qadiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The explosives were attacked to a motorbike, he said, adding the injured included six men, five womeninfo-icon, three policemen and a child.

Police spokesman Syed Masood Yaqubi said the injured were evacuated to the main provincial hospital. He blamed armed rebels for the bomb attack.

A doctor on duty at Afghan-Turk hospital, Asadullah Qane, said six of the injured brought to the hospital were in critical condition.

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