Explosion injures four civilians in Afghanistan’s Takhar province

KABUL: Four people were injured when an explosion rocked the city of Taluqan, the northern capital Takhar province on Wednesday, The Khaama Press reported Wednesday.
Taliban Security Commander Abdul Mubin Safi in Takhar confirmed the explosion and said a bomb had been planted under the local administrative staff office. He said four people were seriously injured.
However, unconfirmed sources reported numerous casualties left from today’s attack, Khaama news agency reported.
“It was a mine explosion that injured four civilians,” provincial police spokesman Abdul Mubin Safi told Xinhua.
Without providing further details, the official added that an investigation had been opened into the incident. The Tolonews reported that the explosion occurred next to a private health center named Qatar hospital.
In recent months, the war-torn county has seen an increase in security incidents, including explosions.
On Monday, an explosion killed the police chief of the northern province of Badakhshan and injured two others. A day earlier, another explosion in Kabul city’s Police District Six left no casualties but sent panic among residents.


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