Bomb blast in Afghanistan

Bomb blast in Afghanistan

FARAH CITY - Two footballers have been killed and three others wounded in a roadside blast in Anar Dara district of western Farah province, an official said on Sunday.

Habibullah, a relative of the victims, told Pajhwok Afghan News the athletes were on their way to Anar Dara district to attend a football match but a roadside mine struck them late on Saturday.

He said the victims hailed from Jija village and were members of the village football team.

Provincial deputy police chief, Abdul Razaqq Sherzad verified the incident and said the injured had been taken to the civil clinic of the district and their health condition was stable.

Sherzad said the bomb was planted by Taliban insurgents. There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.