Blasts rock Badghis & Zabul; terror groups busted in Kandahar
QALA-I-NAW/QALAT/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least two civilians and three policemen have been killed and wounded in separate landmine blasts, with three terrorist groups busted by the spyservice, officials said on Saturday.
A landmine explosion hit two motorcyclists in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province at around 6:30am on Saturday. One wounded motorcyclist was evacuated to hospital and his condition is said to be stable.
The roadside bomb had been planted by the insurgents to target governmental vehicles, the district police chief, Maj. Abdul Hakim Sabiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Separately, another landmine went off in southern Zabul province, killing one policeman on Friday, said Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, the deputy police chief. The incident in Mizan district wounded two others.
He said the injured were shifted to Mirwais Hospital in neighbouring Kandahar province.However, a hospital official said: “One of the two wounded was in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries.”
The Taliban have not yet commented regarding the Badghis incident but claimed responsibility for the Zabul explosion. Their spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed at least 10 policemen had suffered casualties in the Mizan attack.
Elsewhere in the volatile south, three insurgent groups were busted in Kandahar province, a statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.
The groups included 15 members, who planned to conduct attacks across the province. They were detained before reaching their goals, the intelligence agency added.
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