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3 wounded as twin blasts rock Khost City

3 wounded as twin blasts rock Khost City

May 01, 2015 - 18:10

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three people were injured on Friday afternoon when two back-to-back bomb blasts rocked the provincial capital of southeastern Khost province, police said.

The injured included a traffic official, a policeman and a civilian, said Brig Gen Faizullah Ghiarat, the provincial police chief.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News one of the blasts took place in front of the municipality department after 3pm and the second occurred when security forces rushed to the scene.

The first blast targeted a passing traffic police vehicle. The explosives had been planted in a flowerpot, Ghairat said, adding that the injured persons were in stable condition.

Abdul Samad, an eyewitness, said the first blast targeted a traffic police vehicle and the second a police vehicle. He had no information about casualties.

No group, including the Talibaninfo-icon, has asserted responsibility for the twin explosions that come after seven people were killed and wounded in two back-to-back explosions in Khost City last week.

ma/ shah

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