July 23, 2014

Suicide bomb blast rocks Herat in western Afghanistan

By Sayed Jawad - Wed Jan 23, 2:19 pm

Explosion in Herat provinceA heavy explosion rocked western Herat province of Afghanistan on Wednesday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the vehicles convoy of Afghan security forces.

According to reports the suicide bomber planted explosives in a cycle and attacked the convoy of Afghan police forces while they were crossing the ara.

The explosion took place in Enjil district around eight kilometers away from the main Herat city.

Preliminary reports suggest at least 8 Afghan police officers have been wounded and two of them are in a critical health condition.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

In the meantime deputy spokesman for the provincial police chief Syed Ahmad Mohammadi said the incident took place following a remote controlled bomb blast.

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