3 civilians dead in bomb attack on Wolesi Jirga member
MAZAAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed and a dozen others wounded in a bomb attack on a public representatives in northern Balkh province on Thursday, an official said.
Col. Abdul Razzaq Qaderi, deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Khulm district at about 10am.
He said the apparent target was Wolesi Jirga member Asadullah Sharifi, who was passing through the area, but he escaped unhurt in the explosion.
At least three people were killed and 12 others wounded in the attack, for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Col. Qaderi said the injured were evacuated to hospital. However, information regarding their condition is yet to be shared with the media.
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