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8 injured as rickshaw bomb goes off in Nangarhar

8 injured as rickshaw bomb goes off in Nangarhar

Feb 28, 2017 - 17:31

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight people including two children were injured on Tuesday when a bomb-rigged rickshaw went off in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.

The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in Bandi area of the district at around 1:30pm.

He said six people, including two children, wounded in the blast had been evacuated to the provincial civil hospital.

Nangarhar public health director, Dr. Najibullah Kamawal, confirmed receiving six injured people including two children at the hospital. The condition of the wounded was said to be stable.

Tribal elder Malak Jan, said the target was Gushta district Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander’s ranger pick-up vehicle. He said four policemen, including the commander, were wounded in the incident.

He said four civilians were also injured and two ranger pickups and a civilian car were damaged in the explosion.