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5 civilians killed, 14 wounded in Uruzgan blasts

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5 civilians killed, 14 wounded in Uruzgan blasts

Oct 11, 2014 - 12:06

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Five civilians were killed and 14 others wounded during two separate bomb blasts in central Uruzgan province, officials said Saturday.

Three civilians were killed and 11 others wounded when the corolla car they were traveling in struck a roadside bomb in Inaam village of Chora district on Friday morning, the district police chief, 2nd Lt. Abdul Qawi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The wounded people were evacuated to the civil hospital with some in critical condition, he said.

A doctor at the hospital, Attiqullah, confirmed receiving 11 wounded from Chori district late on Friday night.

He said one of the wounded had succumbed to his wounds and a second in critical condition had been shifted to hospital in southern Kandahar province.

The second blast took place on Friday afternoon in the Dehrawud district, killing two civilians and injuring three others.

District police chief, Haji Abdur Razaq, said the civilians were traveling in a vehicle along the Helmand River when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle.

He said the victims aged between 23 to 30 years. A doctor in Uruzgan civil hospital said they had been delivered one wounded person.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the incidents.


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