‘7 killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan’

An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a bomb attack in Kunduz Province. (File photo)

At least seven people, including an anti-Taliban militia leader, have been killed and seven others wounded in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni, officials say.

The blast hit a busy marketplace in the Qarabagh district of Ghazni province, deputy provincial police chief Asadullah Insafi said on Friday.

“We think that the target of the attack was commander Dawlat Khan, who was martyred along with three of his bodyguards, and three civilians in this attack,” Insafi added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Afghan government officials often blame the Taliban militants for such attacks.

On Saturday, the governor of Samangan province in northern Afghanistan survived a roadside bomb attack.

“The governor of Samangan province (Khairullah Anosh) was heading to his office in his pick-up truck in Aibak city. Along the way his vehicle hit a roadside bomb,” Sediq Aziz, the governorâ„¢s spokesman, said.

“As a result of the attack, the governor along with his two bodyguards were slightly wounded,” Aziz said.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Thursday, a bomb went off near a police station in Aqcha District of the northern province of Jowzjan, killing two people and wounding 10 others, including Afghan security forces.

Another bomb explosion killed three people, including a military officer, and wounded four others on the same day in Bandar-e-Kabul area of Kunduz City in the northern province of Kunduz.

Insecurity remains in Afghanistan despite the presence of US-led foreign troops. The United States and its allies invaded the country in 2001 as part of the so-called war on terror.

On July 22, seven Afghan soldiers died and dozens were wounded in two powerful bomb explosions in Khas District of the southern province of Uruzgan.


Republished from: Press TV