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6 civilians killed, 10 injured in Faryab, Jawzjan blasts

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6 civilians killed, 10 injured in Faryab, Jawzjan blasts

Dec 24, 2015 - 15:09

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six people were killed and another 10 wounded in two separate bomb explosions in northern Jawzjan and western Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.

Four civilians, including a rickshaw driver, were killed and nine others were wounded on Thursday noon when explosives carried in the three-wheeler went off prematurely in Murdian district, provincial Deputy Police Chief Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the explosives were in the rickshaw being carried to Aqcha district for an attack on a security forces’ facility, but the bomb went off before reaching the target, the killing the driver and three nearby civilians.

Separately, two persons were killed and a third wounded when a roadside bomb tore through a passenger vehicle in Almar district of Faryab province, the town’s administrative chief said.

Mohammad Saleh Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News the passenger vehicle was on its way to Bukhari Qala when it struck the hidden bomb.

Dr. Maroof Samar, the acting public healthinfo-icon director, said the injured person was shifted to the Afghan-Turk hospital last evening for being in serious condition.



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