Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Blast claims 6 lives in Paktika

Blast claims 6 lives in Paktika

Sep 11, 2011 - 14:33

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): Six people were killed and nine others wounded in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Sunday.

The incident took place late on Saturday when a pickup vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Karezgai area of the Barmal border district, the governor’s spokesman said.
Mukhlis Afghan told Pajhwok Afghan News six people, including two womeninfo-icon, were killed and nine others wounded in the blast. The victims belonged to two families.
The injured were taken to healthinfo-icon facilities of foreign troops.One of the females, Hukam Jani, was in critical condition, he said.
Two of the injured were in serious condition, a resident of the area, Saifullah Kharotai, said.
Separately, a five-member group of bomb planters were killed on Saturday night as a result of an airstrike by US-led coalition troops in the Yousufkhel district of the province.
Residents said they heard a heavy explosion late at night, but had no information about casualties.
A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the fighters had killed seven Afghan and foreign soldiers in an ambush in the district.
About the civilian casualties, he said the bomb was planted against Taliban in the area. He denied rebel fatalities



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update