Bomb explosions hit Afghanistan

US-led foreign forces and Afghan security personnel inspect the site of a car bombing attack in Kandahar on February 20, 2012.

Two powerful bomb explosions in war-torn Afghanistan have killed at least one civilian and injured several others, Press TV reports.

On Wednesday, a roadside blast went off in eastern Afghanistanâ„¢s Ghazni city, the provincial capital of Ghazni Province, killing at least one and injuring five others.

Also on Wednesday, a second explosion hit the southern city of Kandahar, leaving an Afghan police officer wounded.

A similar attack in Kandahar on Tuesday killed two police forces and injured another five. The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Wednesday attacks also come a day after five policemen were killed in the province of Helmand.

Civilian casualties are expected to rise in Afghanistan after Washington announced plans to set up permanent bases in the country.

This is while Taliban militants recently announced the start of their annual “spring offensive” against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan.

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