Acting Afghan provincial governor killed in blast


Six individuals were injured in the incident, while one other person died…reports Asian Lite News

Mawlawi Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, Taliban’s acting deputy governor of the Badakhshan province, was killed in a car bombing incident in the provincial capital of Faizabad on Tuesday morning, TOLOnews reported citing an official.

The deputy governor’s convoy at Mahkama plaza of Faizabad was the target of a vehicle bomb, according to Mauzuddin Ahmadi, Thead of Taliban-led Badakhshan’s department of information and culture. Six individuals were injured in the incident, while one other person died, according to Ahmadi.

“A car full of explosives driven by the suicide attacker blew up in front of the vehicle of Mawlawi Ahmad Ahmadi, deputy and acting Minister of Badakhshan, killing the deputy governor and his driver,” he said, according to TOLOnews.

Some nearby residents also sustained injuries in the blast.

“I was sitting here. We heard the blast and my brother came to me, his neck and feet soaked in blood. We took them to the hospital,” said Hizbullah, a resident, TOLOnews reported.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as of yet, according to reports.

24 killed in accident

At least 24 passengers were killed after a minibus plunged into ravine in Afghanistan’s Sari Pul province, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

The deadly accident took place on Wednesday evening in Sayad district due to reckless driving and the victims comprised 12 women, eight children and four men, the spokesman said, adding that only a woman survived but was badly injured, reports Xinhua news agency.

This was the second road accident in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, a road accident in the central Bamyan province killed 14 people.

Another similar tragedy occurred on Saturday in Wardak province, leaving two people dead and eight more hurt.

In the Behsod area of Wardak on Friday, a minibus overturned, leaving two people dead and eight others hurt, according to provincial police spokesperson Mohammad Yusuf Asrar.

Asrar claims that irresponsible driving caused the mini-bus to overturn, killing several people, according to Khaama Press.

All victims, including women and children, were sent for medical attention to the closest hospital. Reckless driving, poorly built roads, a lack of the rule of law, and badly maintained cars have all contributed to a surge in traffic accidents across the nation. (ANI)

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