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Children among 15 civilians injured in Maimana explosion

Children among 15 civilians injured in Maimana explosion

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May 19, 2016 - 14:59

MAIMANA CITY (Pajhwok): At least 15 civilians, including two children, were injured in a bomb attack on a police vehicle in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.

A police officer, who wished not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb attached to a bicycle went off in the Turbat Jan area of the provincial capital at around 10am.

The source said the target of the attack was a police commander, Khan Mohammad, who was busy shopping just 15 metres from the scene of the bombing.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr. Maroof Samar confirmed 15 people injured in the incident were taken to the Afghan-Turk Hospital for treatment. He called the condition of two of the injured critical.

Afghan-Turk hospital officials said two children and a woman were among the injured.

Khan Mohammad, the police commander for Pashtoonkot district, said the explosives-rigged bicycle went off near his pick-up, but inflicted no casualties on police. He added pick-up was partially damaged.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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