Women among 6 dead in Logar explosion
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six civilians were killed and 18 others injured during a bomb explosion in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, a local official said.
The bomb exploded in Baraki Rajan Bazaar at 4.00pm, Eng. Mohammad Rahim, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Two women, a child and three men were among the dead, the official said, blaming the insurgents for planting the device in the crowded market. He said the device had been attached to a motorbike.
Public Health Director Dr. Mohammad Zarif Naibkhel confirmed six dead bodies and 13 wounded people had been taken to the Pul-i-Alam Civil Hospital.
Eyewitness Obaid said the powerful explosion, also confirmed by the governor’s spokesman, had caused a large number of casualties. He added the small bazaar was full of people at the time of the explosion.
No one has so far claimed responsibility for the assault, which came a week after six people, including two policemen, were killed during a blast in the provincial capital.
President Hamid Karzai, meanwhile, denounced the bombing as an "unforgiveable act" against innocent civilians, including women and children. The perpetrators could not escape Allah's wrath, he said in a statement.
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