Children among 15 civilians injured in Maimana explosion
MAIMANA CITY (Pajhwok): At least 15 civilians, including two children, were injured in a bomb attack on a police vehicle in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.
A police officer, who wished not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb attached to a bicycle went off in the Turbat Jan area of the provincial capital at around 10am.
The source said the target of the attack was a police commander, Khan Mohammad, who was busy shopping just 15 metres from the scene of the bombing.
Public Health Director Dr. Maroof Samar confirmed 15 people injured in the incident were taken to the Afghan-Turk Hospital for treatment. He called the condition of two of the injured critical.
Afghan-Turk hospital officials said two children and a woman were among the injured.
Khan Mohammad, the police commander for Pashtoonkot district, said the explosives-rigged bicycle went off near his pick-up, but inflicted no casualties on police. He added pick-up was partially damaged.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
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