Baghlan explosion leaves three people dead, 5 injured

PULEKHUMRI (Pajhwok): Three people, including civilians, have been killed and five others wounded in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in Pul-e-Khumri City, the capital city of northern Baghlan province, an official said. Assistant Baghlan Governor spokesman Zabihullah Hasas told Pajhwok Afghan news that a magnetic-bomb attached to Police vehicle exploded in centre of Pul-e-Khumri city.

The spokesman said two civilians including Amin Akakhil, deputy police of First Police District, were among the six wounded individuals. Hasas claimed Akakhil’s health condition as stable but said the rest of the wounded were in critical condition and were sent to Kabul for treatment.

Abdullah Malang, spokesman of Baghlan department of Public health told Pajhwok Afghan news that two bodies and six wounded were brought to their hospital on the night of explosion. Malang added one of the wounded succumbed to his wounds and five others were sent to Kabul for treatment. Ahmad Javed Basharat, spokesman of Baghlan Police claimed two civilians were killed and six others were wounded in the blast. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.