Bomb Blast Kills 2 Children, Wounds 3 in Northern Afghanistan

Bomb Blast Kills 2 Children, Wounds 3 in Northern Afghanistan
Wed Sep 9, 2015 15:34:03

Two children were killed and three others sustained injuries as a bomb blast hit Imam Sahib District in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, a local official said.

"A mine planted by militants under a bridge in Imam Sahib district went off at around 10:00 am local time, killing two children and injuring three others, including two children and a woman," district governor Imamudin Qurishi told Xinhua.

He also blamed the attack on the enemies of peace, a reference to the Taliban militants. However, the armed group, which is fighting the government and are active in parts of Imam District and the neighboring Dasht-e-Archi district, has yet to claim responsibility.

With more than 5,000 civilian casualties so far this year, 2015 may become the most violent year for Afghan civilians since 2001; Tasnim reported.

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