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Separate Explosions Kill At Least Two, Injure 10 In Afghanistan


FILE: The aftermath of a bomb attack in Nangarhar.

At least two people were killed and 10 injured in separate incidents in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, and the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on December 2.

Two Afghan security forces were killed and six others injured in three back-to-back explosions close to a private radio and TV station in Jalalabad, said Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar's provincial governor.

The first explosion was caused by a magnetic bomb attached to a rickshaw. It is still unclear what caused the other two.

A police officer speaking on condition of anonymity said one of the explosions targeted security forces, killing one police officer and injuring three intelligence officers.

In another incident, a magnetic bomb attached to an Afghan army recruiting booth exploded in Kabul, injuring at least three people.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Magnetic bombs are part of a new tactic to target Afghan government officials.

Based on reporting by dpa and AFP

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