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Blast wounds 8 Afghan civilians

Other News Materials 1 May 2011 13:23
Bomb blast wounded eight Afghan civilians on Sunday
Blast wounds 8 Afghan civilians

Bomb blast wounded eight Afghan civilians on Sunday, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here, Xinhua reported.

"A bicycle bomb went off in Ghazni city the capital of Ghazni province at 10:30 a.m. local time, injuring eighty civilians including a woman," the statement said. It is the second violent attack in Afghanistan since Sunday morning.

In the previous incident, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device attached in his body at around 07:30 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) in Ashkin bazaar of Barmal district in Paktika province leaving three civilians dead and injured 11 others.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops in a statement released to media on Saturday announced to launch spring offensive from May 1.

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