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Attack on UN convoy: Death toll reaches four

Attack on UN convoy: Death toll reaches four

Jul 08, 2010 - 12:04

<!--break--><p>CHARIKAR (PAN): The death toll from a roadside bomb blast that hit a convoy of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in central Parwan province reached four, officials said on Thursday.</p><p>The bomb ripped through the five-vehicle convoy in the Jangal Darazgard area of Shinwari district before noon, killing three Afghan security guards.</p><p>One of the two guards wounded in the attack later succumbed to his injuries, deputy police chief (operation), Col. Kamaluddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News.</p><p>He said security guards in three vehicles were escorting two UN cars to central Bamyan province. One of the vehicles carrying security guards struck a roadside bomb, killing three people, including the driver, on the spot.</p><p>The 80-bed hospital head, Dr. Abdul Jalil Farhangi, confirmed receiving three dead bodies and two injured people. He said the dead bodies were handed over to their relatives.</p><p>One of the two injured, who was in a critical condition, was referred to the Kabul Emergency Hospital, the director said, adding the man died before reaching the capital.</p><p>Two of the dead came were from northern Badakhshan and the two others from Jabalus Siraj and Charikar districts of Parwan.</p><p>As usual, the Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the bomb attack. The UNAMA has not yet commented on the incident.</p><p>ma/mud</p>