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Baghlan police official killed in explosion

Baghlan police official killed in explosion

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Sep 17, 2019 - 12:15

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A police official was killed as a result of a magnetic bomb blast in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesman Javed Basharat told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, at around 9:00am.

He said finance official Ibrahim Andarabi was killed when the magnetic bomb attached to his vehicle went off.

The vehicle was damaged as well in the explosion. No one has been arrested yet. An investigation into the blast is underway, the spokesman said.

Mohammad Dawood, a shopkeeper in the city, said the blast ripped through the pick-up. He added the exact number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bomb attack but Talibaninfo-icon fighters are active in Baghlan.

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