Explosion in wedding party kills 2 Afghans, wounds 2 in E Afghanistan

10:47, October 02, 2009      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Two civilians were killed as a bomb ripped through a wedding party in Paktika province east of Afghanistan on Thursday, an official said.

"The blast occurred in a wedding party this morning in Argun district, killing two and wounding two others," provincial administration spokesman Hamidullah Zhawak told Xinhua.

However, he did not point finger at any particular groups or individuals.

Meantime, a roadside bomb struck a dump truck in the neighboring Khost province on the same day Thursday, killing one person.

A fresh UN report has describes 2009 as the deadliest year in terms of civilian casualties in Afghanistan as 1,500 civilians have been killed in attacks by both the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan and the international forces up to the month of August.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have something to say?
Special Coverage
  • 60th anniversary of founding of PRC
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Hu Jintao reviews Chinese troops
  • Fireworks dragons at National Day evening gala
  • Ethnic unity highlighted at National Day evening gala
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6776252.pdf