According to local authorities in northern Baghlan province, at least 23 people were injured following 2 separate  roadside bomb explosions in this province.

The officials further added, the incident took place early Monday morning around 7:30 am local time Sher Market in central Baghlan district.

An official at the district hospital Dr. Kahlil-ur-Rahman Narmgo said, at least 23 people who were injured following the incident were taken to this hospital so far.

He also added, at least 12 school students, 5 Afghan security forces and 6 Afghan civilians were injured during the incident.

He also said, at least 6 of the individuals who were injured during the explosion are in a critical health condition.

District chief for central Baghlan district Amir Gul Hussain Khel confirming the incident said there were no immediate reports regarding the exact number of casualties as a result of the explosion, adding that the Afghan security force have launched a probe into the incident.

In the meantime reports suggest central Baghlan district chief Gen. Gul Aqa was also among those injured during the incident.

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

Report by Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province.


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    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.