• publish: 31 July 2019
  • time: 10:06 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 9528

Roadside bomb explosion in Herat-Kandahar left 34 killed and wounded

An explosion ripped through a passenger bus on Herat-Kandahar highway killing or wounding at least 34 civilians.

The incident has reportedly occurred in Shawaz and Abkhurma area along Herat-Farah border around 8:00 am (local time).

Eyewitnesses say the passenger bus was traveling from Nimruz to western Herat province. 
Although local officials have not commented yet, eyewitnesses said that 34 people, who are all civilians were killed in the incident and at least 17 others were wounded.

The conflict in Afghanistan continues to have a devastating impact on civilians, with the latest UN update released Tuesday documenting 3,812 civilian casualties (1,366 deaths and 2,446 injured) in the first half of 2019.

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