Tuesday, December 4, 2012

5 killed, 9 injured following blast in Uruzgan province

According to local authorities in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan at least 14 Afghan civilians were killed or injured following an explosion in in this province.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon killing at least 3 Afghan civilians and two Afghan security forces while.

Provincial security spokesman Farid Ayel confirming the report said a woman and child was also among those killed following the blast which took place near the Afghan intelligence department in Tarinkowt city.

Uruzgan is is among the volaltile regions in southern Afghanistan where Taliban militants and other insurgents groups are openly operating in various districts.

Militants are frequently using improvised explosive device to target Afghan and coalition security forces but in majority of cases Afghan civilians are suffering from such bombings.

At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed after their vehicle struck with the roadside bomb in Dehrawood district.

In the meantime local security officials said they have launched an operation to clear the area from the militants activities and unconfirmed reports suggest at least 61 militants have been killed during the operations.

Farid Ayel spokesman for the provincial security commandment said the incident on Monday took place after explosives packed in a motorcycle went off in the area.

He said preliminary investigations suggest that the explosion took place as a result of a remote controlled bomb.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

By Sajad - Tue Dec 04, 9:52 am

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