According to local officials northern Faryab province, at least 5 people including 2 Afghan security forces were killed following an improvised explosive device explosion in this province.

Provincial security chief Abdul Khaliq Aqsai said, the incident took place at Senjetak area at Qaisar district, killing at least 2 Afghan police and 3 Afghan civilians.

He also added, deputy of development council for northern Faryab province was also injured during the incident.

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

Local officials blamed the Taliban group for such incidents as Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition forces.

In the meantime local officials in norhtern Panjshir province announced at least 13 Afghan police forces were severely injured following a gas cylinder explosion in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman Hamid Roshan said, the incident took place at the first district in Bazarak area on Wednesday night.

He also said the injured individuals were taken to the Emergency hospital and 10 of them are in a critical condition.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.