13 killed, 13 injured in separate Kapisa, Kunduz blasts
KUNDUZ/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least seven persons have been killed and 13 others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in central Kapisa and northeastern Kunduz provinces, officials said Sunday.
Kunduz public health director Dr. Saad Mukhtar told Pajhwok Afghan News three people were killed and 10 others including five civilians and five policemen injured when a police ranger was targeted with a planted bomb in Spinzar Chaman area of the city at around 8:30am today morning.
He said the wounded were under treatment and all were stated to be in stable condition.
Mohammad Esa, an injured in the baslt, said: “Police stopped their ranger in this area and suddenly a bomb exploded. A shrapnel hit my face and police rushed me to a hospital instantly.”
He said that another melon seller and a driver were killed in the incident.
Police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said a police ranger and a civilian car were destroyed in the explosion. The target of the attack was the police ranger, he said.
Elsewhere, 10 civilians were killed and three others wounded in another blast in Kapisa province.
Kapisa provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Kareem Faiq said 10 civilians were killed and three others wounded when a civilian mini-bus hit by a bomb blast in Shagot area of Tagab district of the province this morning.
An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander Khawaja Agha Safi also confirmed the incident and said that the bus was coming from Alasai district to capital Kabul when struck by the bomb.
Another civilian was killed during a clash afte ALP members arrived to the incident area to help the victimes, Safi added.
He said another civilian was killed during the attack. A resident of the area Shir Wali said the bus was heading to Kabul.
No one so far claimed responsibility for the incidents.
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