Injured people receive medical treatment at a local hospital after an attack in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of northern Baghlan province, Afghanistan, April 4, 2019. One civilian was killed and 23 civilians wounded in two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, a local official said. (Xinhua/Sahel)
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 4 (Xinhua) -- One civilian was killed and 23 civilians wounded in two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, a local official said.
In one attack, one civilian was killed and 18 others wounded when an improvised explosive devices (IEDs) was detonated outside a health complex in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of northern Baghlan province roughly at 2:30 p.m. local time, provincial police spokesman Jawed Basharat told Xinhua.
The wounded were shifted to a nearby city hospital where some of the wounded remained in critical condition.
An hour earlier, five civilians including a child were wounded after a bomb went off beside a public bus in Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, provincial government spokesman Attahullah Khogyani told Xinhua.
The target of the blasts remained unknown and no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet.
The Afghan civilians continue to bear the brunt of armed conflicts as more than 3,800 civilians were killed and more than 7,180 others injured in conflict-related incidents in 2018 in the war-torn country, according to figures released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.