Second deadly bomb blast in Afghanistan within an hour

Second deadly bomb blast in Afghanistan within an hour

KABUL- A second deadly motorcycle bomb was detonated in Herat province in Afghanistan just an hour after another was detonated in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.

The Herat explosion happened just after 2pm on Monday in Shindand district killing at least one person and wounding seven others.

According to Farhad Jelani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, the latest explosion happened at a busy market in Shindand district center.

Just one hour earlier, another motorcycle bombing took place – in Jalalabad city in Nangarhar.

This explosion happened shortly after 1pm on Monday, killing at least three people.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani said three people had been killed and eight people wounded in this blast.

Khogyani told the incident took place in PD3 Jalalabad city.

“Three were killed and eight others were wounded,” Khogyani said.

All the victims were civilians, he said adding that contrary to early reports, the explosion had not been close to the stadium where Gulbuddin Hekmatyar had addressed a gathering.

He said the blast site was a distance away from the stadium.