December 22, 2014

Heavy explosion rocks northern Baghlan province

By Sayed Jawad - Tue Nov 06 2012, 9:00 am

A heavy explosion rocked northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan early Tuesday morning.

According to reports the incident took place in Central Baghlan district at the Sugar Factory City after an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside went off.

There are no reports regarding the casualties as a result of the incidents and reports suggest that the municipality workers are present and working in the area when the
incident took place.

In the meantime Syed Kabir Sahibzada mayor of the Sugar Factory city said the incident took place around 7:45 am while municipality workers were working the area.

He said only one municipality worker was critically injured following the blast and was taken to hospital for treatment purposes.

Mr. Sahibzada accused the Taliban group for the incident but the Taliban officials have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban group and other insurgents frequently use improvised explosive device to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally leads to civilians casualties.

Recently at least 15 members of a family were killed following a roadside bomb blast while they were on their way to attend a wedding ceremony in Dawlatabad district of northern Balkh province.

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