May 11, 2018

1 killed, 7 wounded in rocket attack on Herat governor’s compound

By Khaama Press - Sun May 22 2016, 2:02 pm

explosion in Herat city

Multiple explosions rocked Herat city earlier this afternoon after the militants fired several rockets on the provincial governor’s compound.

The Herat police confirmed that the militants had planted the rockets in a rickshaw from where they targeted the provincial governor’s compound.

At least two of the rockets impacted the governor’s compound and the other rocket hit another rickshaw near the governor’s compound, the police officials said.

They also added that a civilian was killed and seven others were wounded in the attack.

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

Herat is among the relatively peaceful provinces in western Afghanistan however the anti-government armed militant groups have increased to their insurgency activities during the recent months.

The latest attack on the provincial government compound comes as Afghanistan is preparing to inaugurate Salma dam which has been built with the financial support of India.

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