Blast kills 2 civilians, wounds 12 in northern Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-16 16:31:50|Editor: huaxia

TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and 12 others sustained injury as a blast rocked Kalafgan district in the northern Takhar province on Tuesday, police spokesman in the restive province Abdul Khalil Asir said Wednesday.

"The terrorists planted explosive device in the cavities of a motorbike and detonated it next to a medressah, or religious school, on Tuesday afternoon, killing two civilians on the spot and wounding 12 others, all civilians," Asir told Xinhua.

A liquid gas selling shop also exploded due to the blast and 20 shops in the area were badly damaged, the spokesman added.

Without providing more details, he said an investigation had been initiated and the details would be shared with the media. Enditem