2 Suicide Bombings Kill 5, Wound 15 in Afghanistan within Day
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Five persons including two suicide bombers were killed and 15 others, all civilians, sustained injuries as two suicide car bombs rocked the capital city Kabul and the southern Zabul province since Monday morning.
The latest suicide bombing occurred in the fortified national capital Kabul at around 01:30 pm local time, leaving two persons including the attacker dead and injuring six civilians, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.
"One civilian was killed and six others injured as a suicide car bomb exploded on Pul-e-Charkhi road linking Kabul to the eastern Jalalabad city Monday afternoon," Stanikzai said in his twitter account.
The suicide bomber was also killed in the blast, he added.
Meantime, locals at the site of blast said that the attacker targeted a vehicle of EUPOL Afghanistan (European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan), leaving one person dead and injured more than 12 others, all civilians.
The EUPOL had confirmed the attack on its vehicle, a statement released here said.
"We can confirm that at 13:24 today a EUPOL vehicle was involved in a vehicle borne suicide attack whilst it was travelling east on the Jalalabad Road in Kabul. The vehicle's occupants were uninjured," the statement asserted. "It is believed, however, that several civilians were injured at the scene," the EUPOL statement noted.
In the previous suicide attack which happened in the southern Zabul's provincial capital Qalat at around 10:00 a.m. local time Monday, two civilians were killed and nine others wounded as a suicide car bomb target police convoy.
"The car bomb was detonated at around 10:00 am (0530 GMT) close to the provincial police station. The likely target of the attack was deputy provincial police chief General Ghulam Jilani Khan. Luckily Khan escaped unhurt," provincial police chief General Ghulam Sakhi Rough Liwani told Xinhua.
Two civilian passersby died on the spot along the attacker, the source said, adding "The injured included four civilians and five policemen of the convoy."
Several vehicles and shops were damaged as a result of the explosion in the city, 340 km south of Afghan capital of Kabul, the officer asserted.