Seven Killed, 14 Injured in Afghan Blast

At least seven Afghan civilians were killed and 14 others injured as a remote-controlled bomb was blown up in a government building in southern Afghanistan, reported Reuters citing government official.

According to report, explosion occurred in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand, Afghanistan’s most violent province.

It may be mentioned that today is tenth day of NATO-led operation to flush out Taliban militants out of nearby Marjah disctrict, where the militants had set up their last big stronghold in Helmand.

“The blast was caused by explosives attached to a bicycle and was controlled remotely,” Dawud Ahmadi, spokesman for Helmand’s provincial government, was quoted as saying.

Later, he informed that all the fatalities were civilians. “The latest information we have says that seven people have been killed and 14 wounded,” Ahmadi was quoted as saying.

He said that it was not still know as to who was the target of the blast, said report.

In Zabul province, also in the south, a roadside bomb hit a convoy of Romanian soldiers serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday, said Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar, a spokesman for the provincial governor, according to report.

Five casualties were evacuated from the site, Rasoulyar said, but it was not clear if anyone had been killed.

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