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Two blasts leave five dead, four injured in Paktika.

Byline: Obaidullah Sarrozawal & Muhammad Barat

Two blasts leave five dead, four injured in Paktika

Obaidullah Sarrozawal & Muhammad Barat - Oct 18, 2008 - 17:57

SHAHRAN (PAN): Two separate bomb blasts have left five civilians killed and four wounded in the restive southeastern Paktika province, an official informed Saturday.

The first bomb blast took place in Kherkot district of the lawless province early this morning, Dr. Muhammad Akram Khpalwak provincial governor said. He added the blast hit a civilian car traveling from Janikhel to the neighbouring Ghazni province.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News including a teenaged boy three killed and one suffered injuries in the Saturday morning blast. Another roadside blast occurred on Sharan-Khirkot Highway late Friday evening.

Blaming the Taliban fighters for the suspicion of the Friday blast he said the blast has left three killed and two wounded.

Meanwhile, three civilians killed and 11 wounded in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Samangan Highway in Aibak, provincial capital of the province late Friday evening, an official said Saturday.

Col. Muhammad Ibrahim, traffic police chief, informed this news agency the incident erupted as a corolla car collided with a flying-coach in Aaq Mazar area. He termed cause of the accident as the carelessness of drivers.

Three of the corolla car were killed and two wounded in the accident, he said, adding over nine passengers of the flying-coach have suffered injuries.

Abdul Jabbar Rahimi, head of the Civil Hospital has said seven of the wounded reported to be in critical condition were shifted to the Balkh Civil Hospital. All the wounded civilians were residents of Samangan province, he said quoting the passengers.

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