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Judges among 8 injured in Logar bomb attack

Judges among 8 injured in Logar bomb attack

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Feb 07, 2016 - 09:46

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four judges and as many civilians were injured in a remote-controlled bomb attack on their vehicle in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province on Sunday morning.

The bombing, killing a policeman, took place at around 9am when the bomb attached to a cycle went off near the judges’ vehicle in the Pul-i-Alam, GovernorHaleem Fidaee told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Appellant court chief Haqiq-ur-Rahman Haqmal, urban court head Abdul Basit, appellant court’s criminal branch head Mohammad Omar Haidari and another judicial official sustained injuries in the blast.

Four civilians were also wounded and a policeman killed in the attack, according to the governor, who saw land-grabbers behind the attack. The injured were rushed to the Kabulinfo-icon Emergency Hospital for treatment.

“I was there when the heavy explosion smashed windowpanes in nearby houses and buildings,” said one eyewitness, Javed. He also saw thick black smoke rising from the site

Police officer Lt. Col. Khan Aqa Durrani confirmed the explosion, saying four judges and as many civilians were injured and a policeman killed in the blast.

As usual, the Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the attack. The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said judges were among six people killed in the explosion.

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