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2 blasts rock 2 Afghan northern towns, wounding 2

Souce:Xinhua Publish By Updated 08/02/2013 1:51 am in World / no comments


KABUL, Feb. 7 — Two blasts rocked two cities, both provincial capitals in northern region of Afghanistan on Thursday, wounding two people, both civilians, according to officials.

In the latest shocking incident which occurred in Pul-e-Khumri city, the capital of Baghlan province 150 km north of Afghan capital Kabul, two civilians sustained injures, police asserted.

“A bomb attack organized by militants and targeted police vehicle in Pul-e-Khumri city at 11:50 a.m. local time today left two people injured, both civilians,” deputy to provincial police chief Mohammad Sadiq told Xinhua.

There were no causalities on police, he contended. However, he confirmed that a police vehicle and a civilian car were damaged in the blast which caused panic among citizens.

Meantime, a doctor in Pul-e-Khumri hospital, Anwar Wardak confirmed that two injured men had been taken to hospital for medical treatment; one of them is in critical condition.

Earlier, a similar blast in the neighboring Kunduz province 250 km north of Afghan capital Kabul also targeted police van, damaging the vehicle but caused no loss of life, police confirmed.

“The blast took place in front of the house of provincial governor at 10:40 a.m. local time damaging a police van but fortunately hurt no one,” police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said to Xinhua.

He also stated that investigation has been initiated into the horrified incident.

No groups or individuals have yet to claim responsibility for the attack. Taliban militants who have been fighting the government and largely relying on suicide and roadside bombings have yet to make comment.



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