'5 killed in E Afghanistan bombing'

A wounded Afghan receives treatment at a hospital in Ghazni Province, east Afghanistan, on May 22, 2013.

At least five people have been killed and 20 others wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistanâ„¢s troubled eastern province of Ghazni, local media say.

An improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Ghazni city, the provincial capital of eastern Ghazni Province on Wednesday.

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

Afghan police officials said the main target of the attack in the city, which is located 125 km south of Kabul, remained unknown.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bomb attack. But Taliban militants frequently use roadside bombs against foreign troops and Afghan armed forces.

Separately, the US-led forces opened fire on a group of seminary students in western Afghanistan, killing at least two and injuring several others.

Security sources in the Herat province said the students were attending a ceremony at the Aziz-Abad village when the shooting happened.

Following the incident, a group of protesters, including local elders, gathered outside the governorâ„¢s office, demanding the arrest of the culprits.

The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of US-led soldiers.


This article originally appeared on : Press TV