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Coordinated blasts rock southern Kandahar province

By Sajad - Fri Nov 16 2012, 6:53 pm

Local authorities in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Friday announced a number of Afghan civilians and security forces were killed or injured following coordinated blasts in Panjwai district today.

The first incident took place in Shirwan village injuring an Afghan boy while he was moving his households.

Panjwai district chief Haji Afzal Ahmad Ishaq confirming the report said a 15 year old Afghan boy was injured around 12:30 pm while he was shifting his households to his new house and struck with a roadside bomb.

He said the teenager Afghan boy lost his hand and leg following the incident and was taken to hospital by NATO troops and there are no reports regarding his health condition.

Afghan government officials accuse the Taliban group for roadside bombings which has killed or injured thousands of Afghan civilians during the recent yearsr.

In a separate incident at least 2 Afghan local police officers were killed and 1 other was injured after their vehicle struck with a roadside bomb in Panjwai district.

Meanwhile an Afghan national army soldier was injured after his vehicle struck with a roadside improvised explosive device in this district.

Coordinated blasts in Panjwai district has caused concerns among the local residents. Panjwai district is among the volatile regions in southern Kandahar province where Taliban militants are actively operating.

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