Series of Explosions Target Afghanistan’s Provinces

On Sunday, multiple explosions targeted several provinces of Afghanistan which include Kabul, Nangarhar, Helmand, Logar and Badakhshan.

In Kabul, at least nine people were killed and 20 more including a Parliament Member Khan Muhammad Wardak were wounded in a an explosion which targeted the vehicle of MP Wardak in PD5 at around 09:50am, the Minister of Interior Masoud Andarabi said.

Minister Andarabi emphasized that the current figures are not the final one and it may change later.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said, “Today, terrorists carried out a terrorist attack in PD5 of Kabul. Children, women and the elderly are among the injured in this incident, and the houses around the incident have been severely damaged.”

Explosions in Other Provinces

In the meantime, the Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province, Pul-e Alam in Logar province, Helmand and Badakhshan provinces have also witnessed the horrifying blasts.

The spokesman of Badakhshan Police says at least one killed and two more were wounded in an explosion which took place in Baharak district of the province this morning. However the nature of blast is not clear.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) also said in a statement that two Afghan soldiers were wounded in car bomb blast near an army base in Nawa district of Helmand province.

In Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, one Policeman was killed and two more were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in PD1 of the city this morning.

At least one civilian was also wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Pul-e Alam city of Logar province today.

20 / December 2020
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