Friday, March 1, 2013

Twin blasts kills 9 in Kunar province

Districts of Kunar.
Districts of Kunar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to local authorities in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, a heavy explosion rocked Damkan district on Thursday evening.

The incident took place in Derki area killing at least 7 Afghan border protection police forces, district security chief for Derki said.

In the meantime eyewtinesses and local residents said the area was shocked by a second explosion while people were looking to carry the dead bodies of those killed during the first blast.

They said at least three Afghan civilians were also killed during the second explosion.

There are no reports regarding the exact number of casualties as a result of the incident and there are fears that the death toll could rise.

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

By Ghanizada - 28 Feb 2013, 8:56 pm


from Pajhwok:

By Khan Wali Salarzai Feb 28, 2013 - 19:05

ASADABAD (PAN): Nine people were killed in bomb attacks on border police in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said.

The first blast hit a border police patrol in Do Band area in the afternoon, wounding three policemen, the district chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Hamish Gulab said a vehicle carrying the injured struck a roadside bomb on its way to hospital. The explosion killed seven policemen and two civilians, he said, adding a woman was wounded in the second blast.
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