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Baghlan-i-Markazi blast claims 7 lives, leaves 12 injured

Baghlan-i-Markazi blast claims 7 lives, leaves 12 injured

Sep 08, 2016 - 22:39

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Seven people were killed and a dozen others wounded in a bomb explosion in northern Baghlan province on Thursday, an official said.

The blast happened inside a shop in the main bazaar of Baghlan-i-Markazi district at about 4pm, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Mahmood Haqmal said six civilians and a policeman were killed in the bombing, which wounded 12 people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Giving an eyewitness account, Mohammad Zahir said the blast resulted from explosives attached to a bicycle that had been parked in front of the shop.

A doctor at the district hospital, Khalil Naramgo, confirmed receiving a large number of injured people from the site. He said some of the injured were in critical condition.



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