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2 killed, 10 wounded in Helmand blast

2 killed, 10 wounded in Helmand blast

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Dec 03, 2013 - 14:56

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): At least two civilians were killed and 10 others wounded in a landmine blast in Marjah district of southern Helmand province on Tuesday, an official said.

The incident took place at around 12: 00pm when a police ranger struck a roadside bomb in a bazaar in Keend area of the district, provincial police spokesman, Ahmad Fawad Askari told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Police suffered no casualties in the incident, but all victims were civilians, he added.

An eyewitness, Akhtar Mohammad also confirmed all the dead and injured were civilians who were working in the bazaar.

Soon after the blast, police arrived at the scene, he said but he had no further details into the explosion.

No one has so far claimed responsibility of the incident.

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