2 civilians killed in improvised bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-07 18:59:38|Editor: huaxia

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Two Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosions killed two civilians and injured two others in southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

In one incident, a civilian was killed and another wounded early on Monday after a tricycle was hit by an IED in Zharay district of Kandahar province, Jamal Barekzay, provincial police spokesman, told Xinhua.

In neighboring Uruzgan province, a man who was carrying a patient from Chinarto district to provincial capital Tirin Kot city was wounded, while the patient succumbed to serious injuries after a pressure-plate IED was detonated along a dusty road late on Sunday evening, Zurgay Ebadi, provincial government spokesperson, told Xinhua.

Militants in Afghanistan have been using home-made IEDs to make roadside bombs and landmines to target security forces, but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.

More than 800 civilians were killed and over 2,330 others wounded in IED explosions in 2019, according to official figures. Enditem