Friday, February 15, 2013

Two civilians killed, one ALP injured in explosion near mosque in Kunar province

Districts of Kunar.
Districts of Kunar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - An insurgent-placed improvised explosive device detonated in front of a mosque in Sar Kani district, Kunar province today, killing two civilians and wounding one Afghan Local Police.

The explosion occurred while people were leaving the mosque after Friday prayer.

This is the second time in a 24-hour period insurgent-placed explosives have been found near mosques in eastern Afghanistan. National Directorate of Security personnel found and detonated three rocket-propelled grenades installed for explosion near Al Jahad mosque in Ghazni City, Thursday.

Governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi, the provincial governor of Kunar, condemned the "inhuman" attack in his province stating "such attacks are forbidden in Islam." Wahidi also expressed his sympathies for the families of the killed and his prayers for the swift recovery of the ALP member.

Al Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni, also condemned the insurgent practice of emplacing IEDs near mosques.

"The enemies of peace not only kill and harm people; they even disrespect the people's beliefs. There is no forgiveness for such a big crime and sin," he said.

For more information about this incident or the Afghan casualties, contact the Kunar and Ghazni provincial governors' offices.

International Security Assistance Force HQ Public Affairs
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