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4 police personnel killed, 3 wounded in Kandahar blast

4 police personnel killed, 3 wounded in Kandahar blast

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:44

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four police personnel have been killed and three other wounded as result of a bomb blast in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.

Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Aiyno Mena area of the 11th police district late on Wednesday.

He said the blast occurred when the policemen were destroying an explosives-laden vehicle in the area. Two policemen were killed and four others wounded in the blast.

A security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok the explosion targeted the 11th police district’s deputy chief Niaz Mohammad. He added four policemen were killed and Niaz Mohammad injured along with three others.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast so far.

pk /mud

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