Saturday, May 11, 2013

Kapisa suicide bombing claims 3 lives

Hesa Duwum Kohistan District (in Orange)
Tagab District (in green) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three people were killed and four others wounded in a suicide car bombing in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Friday, an official said.

Qais Qadiri, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomber was a car driver detonated his explosive vest in Titarkhel area in the afternoon.

He said a woman and her son travelling in the car were killed and four others wounded as a result of the blast. The driver set off his suicide vest when police stopped the vehicle at a checkpoint in the area.

The injured were rushed to a health facility of French forces before being taken to the a US military airbase in Bagram, the gubernatorial spokesman explained.

Meanwhile, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Faqir Ahmad Siddiqui, said they had received an intelligence tip-off regarding Taliban’s plan to conduct attacks in Mahmood Raqi -- the provincial capital.

Subsequently, he said tight security measures had been put in place. He said one policeman was among the wounded, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

from Pajhwok
By Farid Tanha May 10, 2013 - 16:06

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