Blast kills 2 in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province

Publish: 8:33 PM, January 17, 2022 | Update: 8:33:PM, January 17, 2022

PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, – An explosive device left over from the past years of war in the northern Baghlan province went off on Sunday, claiming two lives and injuring two others, locals said on Monday.

According to locals, the blast took place in the Tipa Nawroz area in the outskirt of the provincial capital the Pul-e-Khumri city on Sunday afternoon, killing two civilians and injuring two others. The accident was also reported by the state-run news agency Bakhtar.

This was the second blast of explosive devices that claimed lives of civilians in war-torn Afghanistan over the past week. Last Monday, six children and a vendor were killed and several others wounded when an explosive device exploded outside a school in Lal Pur district of the eastern Nangarhar province.