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Civilians among 6 killed in roadside blasts

Civilians among 6 killed in roadside blasts

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:33

LASHKARGAH/BAMYAN (PANinfo-icon): Three civilians and two public order policemen were killed in two separate explosions in southern Helmand province on Thursday. One intelligence operative was wounded in a blast in central Bamyan province.

Three civilians were killed in the morning when their car hit a roadside bomb in Nad Ali district of Helmand, the governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A separate explosion in the same area killed two public order police personnel and wounded a third, Zwak said, adding the second incident occurred when police were on their way to the site of the first attack to help the victims.

Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded in another bomb blast in Lashkargah, the provincial capital of Helmand, Zwak said.

According to another report, an intelligence official was wounded and his guard killed in a roadside bombing in Kajran district of central Bamyan province.

Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Juma Guldi Yardam, confirmed the incident and said the explosion occurred on Wednesday afternoon close to the district centre. Healthinfo-icon condition of the wounded official was stable.



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