• publish: 5 October 2020
  • time: 1:29 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 15614

8 killed in explosion targeting Laghman provincial governor

Eight people, including civilians, were killed in an explosion on Monday in Laghman when the provincial governor’s convoy came under attack.

The incident happened early Monday in the provincial capital Mehtarlam when a roadside IED was detonated as Governor Rahmatullah Yaramal drove by. 

Provincial officials confirmed the incident and said Yaramal sustained only slight injuries. 

A spokesman for the Laghman governor, Asadullah Dawlatzai, said seven people had been injured and eight killed. 

He said among the dead were four security force members and four civilians, adding that most of the wounded were civilians. 

Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said the four security force members killed had been Yaramal’s bodyguards.

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