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Taliban bomb kills children, women in Paktika

Taliban bomb kills children, women in Paktika

Jul 19, 2013 - 12:43

 SHARAN/FARAH CITY (PANinfo-icon): Five civilians have been killed and four others wounded during separate bomb explosions, authorities said on Friday.

One of the blasts occurred inside the house of a militant named Abdullah in the Matta Khan district of southeastern Paktika province on Thursday evening.

The explosion left dead three children and two womeninfo-icon of Abdullah’s family, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the children played with the explosive device that went off as a result of a short circuit. The insurgents allegedly made and kept bombs inside the house in Foladkhel area.

In other news, three people were wounded during a blast in front of a mosqueinfo-icon in the capital of western Farah province on Friday.

Farah Civil Hospital Director Dr. Abdul Hakim Rasuli confirmed receiving three wounded individuals from the explosion scene.

Giving a witness account, resident Abdul Qayyum said the blast happened at 8am when a police pick-up was passing through the area. Moments later, another bomb was defused, he claimed.


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