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Paktia blast leaves 1 civilian dead

Paktia blast leaves 1 civilian dead

Jan 20, 2018 - 11:22

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and another wounded in a magnetic bomb blast in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, on Saturday morning, an official said.

Abdullah Hasrat, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place on the limits of 2nd police district at around 10:30am this morning.

He confirmed the explosion was triggered by a magnetic bomb that left one individual killed and another wounded.

A well-placed source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok that the person killed was Samiullah, finance officer of labor and social affairs Department.

An eyewitness, Ajmal said “A heavy explosion broke out between two corolla type vehicles and the casualties’ toll may be higher.”

However, the Provincial Civil Hospital official said they received one injured from the site of blast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

More details to fallow……



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