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Afghanistan: Ghor blast kills 2, injures 6

13 Jan 2018


Kabul, Jan 13: At least two people were killed in a suicide blast that rocked western Ghor province of Afghanistan on Saturday, media reports said.
The incident left at least six people injured.

Deputy Police Chief Ziauddin Saqib told Pajhwok Afgan News the suicide blast took place in a house this afternoon. 

However, the target of the blast is not known.

Injured people were rushed to hospital for treatment.
As per ,media reports, the condition of the injured people are said to be critical.

In another incident, at least 76 militants have been killed in Afghanistan on Friday in an anti-terrorism offensive, reports said.

The drive was initiated by the Afghan National Defense and Security Force members in eight provinces, according to a statement by the national defence ministry.

Among the deceased were three key Taliban commanders, who have been identified as Ehsanullah, Haidar and Qahraman.

Operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Nuristan, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Herat, Faryab and Jawzjan provinces of Afghanistan.

According to the statement, several militant hideouts and weapons were destroyed during the operations.

The Taliban has not issued a statement so far.

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