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Ghor explosion leaves 9 civilians dead

Ghor explosion leaves 9 civilians dead

Jun 23, 2014 - 18:23

FIROZKOOH (Pajhwok): Nine civilians were killed and two others wounded following an explosion in the Tora district of western Ghor province, an official said on Monday.


The incident took place a day earlier in Ana village, where residents were trying to remove a roadside bomb, crime branch chief, Col. Abdul Hadi Chelghori, told Pajhwok Afghan News.


He added seven people were killed on the spot when device they were defusing went off. The two injured succumbed to their wounds on the way to hospital.


The bomb was planted by rebels to target security forces, Chelghori alleged. But the Taliban are yet to comment on the incident.