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1 injured as 2 rockets hit Farah City

1 injured as 2 rockets hit Farah City

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Apr 30, 2015 - 12:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A 45-year-old man was seriously wounded after two rockets struck near the governor’ office in western Farah on Thursday noon, a healthinfo-icon official said.

The rockets landed in front of the provincial civil hospital in Farah City about 100 metres from the governor’s office, Jawad Afghan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The remotely-controlled rockets had been placed in an auto rickshaw parked in an area between the civil hospital and Abu Nasar Farahi Middle School.

One of the rockets landed in Regi area of the city and the second in unknown place, Afghan said, adding the rickshaw also caught fire when the rockets were fired, injuring one person.

The civil hospital director, Dr Abdul Hakim Rassouli, said a man with burn injuries had been brought to the hospital.

Separately, Afghan said, security forces defused a bomb-rigged motorcycle in front of the provincial educationinfo-icon department.

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