Muscat Daily

12 killed, scores hurt in Afghan bomb blast

- Military · Crime · Terrorism · Disasters · Drone Strikes · Incidents · Asian Politics · Warfare and Conflicts · Politics · Afghanistan · Herat · Ghowr Province

Herat, Afghanista­n - A car bomb on Sun­day tar­get­ing an Afghan po­lice head­quar­ters in the west­ern province of Ghor killed at least 12 civil­ians and wounded more than 100, of­fi­cials said.

The at­tack took place in Feroz Koh, the cap­i­tal of Ghor, a province that has not seen much vi­o­lence com­pared to some other re­gions of the con­flictwrack­ed coun­try.

The In­te­rior Min­istry said the car bomb det­o­nated in front of Ghor po­lice head­quar­ters at about 11.00am.

“The ter­ror­ists det­o­nated an ex­plo­sives-filled car... as a re­sult 12 civil­ians were killed and more than 100 peo­ple were wounded,” the min­istry said.

Juma Gul Yakoobi, a Ghor health of­fi­cial, told AFP vic­tims also in­cluded mem­bers of se­cu­rity forces.

No group has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity, but fight­ing be­tween the

Tal­iban and gov­ern­ment has surged in re­cent weeks.

“The ex­plo­sion was very pow­er­ful,” said Aref Abir, spokesman to Ghor gov­er­nor.

“There are fa­tal­i­ties and ca­su­al­ties, and peo­ple are tak­ing them to hos­pi­tals.”

He said the blast dam­aged nearby build­ings han­dling af­fairs for women and the dis­abled.

 ?? (AFP) ?? Se­cu­rity per­son­nel and res­i­dents gather around the site of a car bomb at­tack that tar­geted an Afghan Po­lice head­quar­ters in Feroz Koh, the cap­i­tal of Ghor Province on Sun­day
(AFP) Se­cu­rity per­son­nel and res­i­dents gather around the site of a car bomb at­tack that tar­geted an Afghan Po­lice head­quar­ters in Feroz Koh, the cap­i­tal of Ghor Province on Sun­day

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Oman