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Pul-i-Sokhta blast triggered by gas cylinder: Police

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Pul-i-Sokhta blast triggered by gas cylinder: Police

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Jul 12, 2017 - 11:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok) Preliminary investigations indicate that blast in the Pul-i-Sokhta area of Kabul was triggered by a gas cylinder that killed four people and injured 35others.

Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the 101st Asmaee Police Zone, said the explosion happened in the limits of the sixth police district on Monday night when a number of drug addicts gathered at the site.

He said the gas cylinder which exploded was being used by addicts. The outcome of ongoing investigations would be shared with the media upon completion.

Mujahid, however, said two drug addicts had told the blast had resulted from hand grenades. The spokesman added most of the injured had been discharged from hospitals after receiving first medical aid.

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