Deadly bombings hit Afghan provinces

Three policemen dead and dozens of others injured in Helmand, Nangarhar and Balkh, a day after deadly Kabul attacks.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for attack on diplomatic posts in Kabul on Thursday [Reuters]
    The Taliban claimed responsibility for attack on diplomatic posts in Kabul on Thursday [Reuters]

    A car-bomb attack on police in Afghanistan's Helmand province has killed three policemen and wounded three others, local officials say.

    Friday's raid on a police checkpoint in Nawzad district was just one of three attacks in three different provinces.

    At least 20 people were injured after a bomb exploded in a mosque in the northeastern Nangarhar province, officials said.

    Afghanistan's deputy interior minister told Al Jazeera that an improvised explosive device was used in the attack inside the mosque in Khogyani district, shortly after Friday prayers.

    In the third incident, three people were seriously wounded when an explosive device attached to a fruit cart went off in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.