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7 civilians killed, 2 wounded in Nangarhar bombing

7 civilians killed, 2 wounded in Nangarhar bombing

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Jan 15, 2017 - 12:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Seven civilians, including a woman, were killed and two others wounded in a roadside bombing in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

The blast ripped through the pick-up the civilians were traveling in. Qari Hijrat, the town’s administrative chief, said the incident happened at around 8:30am in Bargholi area, killing seven people and injuring two others, including a child.

Habib Shah, a resident of the locality, said the ill-fated vehicle was on its way to Jalalabad, the provincial capital. The injured were evacuated to the district clinic with the help of local residents.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Earlier, security forces claimed Daesh rebels had been driven from Pachiragam district as a result of a clearing operation.

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