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IED blast kills nine, wounds two in Ghazni

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(Last Updated On: October 24, 2020)

At least nine civilians including – three women – were killed Saturday morning when a roadside mine hit a civilian’s vehicle, police confirmed.

According to Ghazni police, the incident occurred around 09:00 am local time in the Kotal-e Rawza area close to Ghazni city.

All the victims were civilians, police said.

Meanwhile, Police said that when the forces wanted to provide assistance and transfer the victims, the police Humvee hit by another roadside mine in the area and as the result, two policemen were wounded.

Ghazni police blame the Taliban for the incident, but the Taliban did not comment yet.

Local residents however said that at least 11 people killed in the blast. 

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Conflicting casualty tolls after Ghazni bombing leaves public confused

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(Last Updated On: November 29, 2020)

As events unfolded on Sunday following a deadly suicide bombing in Ghazni city the exact casualty figures are still unknown as officials from different government departments all gave different tallies.

Local officials confirmed a Humvee full of explosives was detonated close to a public protection unit in PD3 of Ghazni city.

Ghazni governor’s spokesman Wahidullah Jumazadah said that at least 10 soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in the bombing.

According to him, no civilians were injured in the incident.

But health officials reported that at least 21 security force members have been killed and 17 others wounded.

“So far at least 21 bodies and 17 wounded security force members have been taken to the hospital,” said Baz Mohammad Hemat, head of the provincial hospital.

All casualties are security force members, Hemat added.

Local residents reported Sunday morning that clashes were ongoing between security forces and insurgents in the area, but no official has confirmed this.

Later, the Afghan defense ministry confirmed the explosion but said 10 soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the attack.

Meanwhile, Esmatullah Jamradwal, a provincial council member said at least 31 security forces members were killed and 24 others wounded.

Amid the lack of clarity however, no group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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Deadly Humvee bomb targets public protection unit in Ghazni

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At least 21 security force members have been killed and 17 others reportedly wounded in a suicide bombing on Sunday morning in Ghazni province, local officials said.

According to officials a Humvee military vehicle was used in the explosion and the explosive-laden vehicle was detonated close to a public protection unit in PD3 of Ghazni city.

Baz Mohammad Hemat, head of the provincial hospital said that so far at least 21 bodies and 17 wounded security force members have been taken to the hospital.

All casualties are security force members, Hemat added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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Suicide attacker targets Zabul’s provincial council head

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Ata Jan Haqbayan, head of Zabul’s provincial council, was wounded in a suicide attack in Qalat city, capital of Zabul province on Sunday morning, local officials said.

Officials from the council said that Haqbayan was on his way to his office when his vehicle was targeted by a suicide attacker.

Three of Haqbayan’s guards were also wounded in the blast, officials said.

meanwhile, health officials in Zabul said so far 23 wounded and one dead from the attack on provincial council head’s car, but the police chief said 12 wounded and three killed in the attack.

So far no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident the Koh-e-Safi district governor in Parwan was wounded Sunday morning when his vehicle was attacked by unknown gunmen on the Kabul-Parwan highway.

Abdul Ghafoor Popalzai, district governor of Kalkan confirmed the incident, and said police are investigating the incident.

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