Bomb kills one in Afghanistan

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Sat, Nov 10 2012 20:39 IST | 9 Views | Add comment

Khost, Afghanistan, Nov 10 (IANS) A bomb planted on a bicycle exploded Saturday and killed one person in Khost city, the capital of Afghanistan's Khost province, Deputy to Provincial Policechief Mohammad Yaqub said.

"The bomb planted on a bicycle was detonated by a remote control around 2.30 p.m. local time and inflicted casualties," Yaqub told Xinhua.

The blast happened while police were on patrol in the area, he said, without giving the number of casualties or their identity.

Meanwhile, doctor Abdul Majid, head of a hospital in Khost city, 150 km southeast of Kabul, confirmed that a dead body and five injured people had been taken to the hospital and all were civilians.

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