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Dozens of vehicles catch fire after serial blasts

Security & Crime


Dozens of vehicles catch fire after serial blasts

Sep 15, 2014 - 22:59

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of supply vehicles caught fire after a series of explosions and a suicide in the Torkham border town of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday night.

At least five blasts were triggered by magnetic bombs attached to the vehicles parked in a terminal near the Pakistaninfo-icon border, police officer Col. Ayub Hussainkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News.   

After the explosions at 8pm, security personnel shot dead two suicide bombers who were trying to enter a border police checkpoint. As a result of firing from police, the attackers’ suicide vests exploded.  

He said there was no immediate information about casualties, but the blasts left dozens of fuel tankers and containers smouldering.

A shopkeeper in Torkham, Syed Mohammad, said he saw columns of smoke rising from the fuel tankers in the wake of the serial blasts.  

As usual, the Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the attack. The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group attack had killed several soldiers and destroyed tens of logistic vehicles.


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