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1 civilian killed, 2 as bomb rips through rickshaw

26 Jan 2017 - 15:05
26 Jan 2017 - 15:05

GHAZNI/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and two others were injured in a bomb blast in the capital of southern Ghazni province while security forces captured a Daesh member and four Taliban in eastern Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday.

Ghazni police chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a bomb exploded in Kulah Sabz area of Ghazni City at around 1pm. The bomb was placed in a rickshaw by militants who wanted to target a government office.

“But the explosive device went off on the way, killing the rickshaw driver and wounding two civilians,” he said, adding that police had launched an investigation into the incident.

A doctor at the Ghazni Civil Hospital, Noorullah, confirmed receiving two injured people from the site. He said their condition was stable. Three cars were damaged and window glasses of nearby shops shattered as result of the blast.

A statement from National Directorate of Security (NDS), meanwhile, said intelligence captured four Taliban rebels, in Jalalabad — the capital of Nangarhar province.

The detainees were identified as Ikramullah, Rahmatullah, Qari Mahmod and Syed Mohammad, who were allegedly involved in terrorist attacks.

NDS said a Daesh member named Mohammad Ismail was detained in the Kot district of the province. No group has so far commented on the incidents.

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