Thursday, 29 September 2011

Three killed and ten wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Three people, including two women police, were killed Thursday and a dozen wounded in the explosion of a device in western Afghan province of Herat, an official source was quoted as saying AIP.

The explosion happened in the Injil district at around 02.40 local time and hit a police jeep and another vehicle, said that media regional Afghan police agent.

According to this source, the dead were two police officers, both women, and an employee of the district administrative offices, while the wounded included women from four other police forces.

A Taliban spokesman Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the events on behalf of their militias, and said the bomb was in a rickshaw and killed nine policemen.

The Taliban often resort to bombings, suicide attacks and assassinations in their campaign for the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops in the country and the fall of the Afghan government led by Hamid Karzai.

The UN released on Wednesday that violence in Afghanistan has increased by 39% so far in 2011 over the same period last year, with a monthly average of 2,108 violent incidents and a worrying rise during the summer months.

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