16:40 GMT +320 June 2019
Listen Live
    Ambulance in Afghanistan. (File)

    At Least 2 Killed, 23 Injured as Bomb Detonates in East Afghanistan – Reports

    © AP Photo / Musadeq Sadeq
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 0 0

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An improvised explosive device detonated in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on 8 January, leaving two people dead and 23 injured, the Tolo News broadcaster reported, citing authorities.

    According to the Tolo News broadcaster, all those killed and injured are civilians.

    The explosive device was reportedly placed on a motorcycle.

    READ MORE: Total of 6 People Die in Afghanistan as Local Tries to Defuse Shell — Reports

    Earlier media reported that a total of six people, including two children, had died, and another six people had been injured during an attempt to defuse an unexploded ordnance in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika. 

    Deadly explosions take place all over Afghanistan almost daily as the country has long been suffering from political, social, and security instability due to a simmering insurgency, including by local terrorist groups.

     

     

    Related:

    Death Toll in Recent Clashes With Taliban in Afghanistan Rises to 21 – Reports
    At Least 30 People Killed After Gold Mine Collapses in N Afghanistan – Reports
    India, Afghanistan Discuss Regional Security Amid US Pullout
    US to Keep Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan - Reports
    Tags:
    explosion, victims, Afghanistan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik