Explosion rocks N. Afghanistan, injuring 11
Kabul, June 14 (Xinhua-ANI): An explosion rocked Jowzjan province of northern Afghanistan on Thursday morning, leaving 11 people injured, according to Afghan police.
"A remote control bomb was set off in Karte Dostom area of Sheberghan, capital of Jowzjan province, at around 7 o'clock local time today, leaving 11 people injured, " Azizullah, police chief of Jowzjan province, told Xinhua, adding that the explosion was apparantly targeting Haji Dastagir, a tribal elder in the area who is among the injured with his two sons.
No one has claimed responsibility for this attack so far.
The Taliban insurgents, who have been waging more than a decade- long insurgency, launched a new spring offensive on May 3 to target Afghan forces as well as U.S. and NATO troops across the country, which caused many civilian casualties at the same time. (Xinhua-ANI)
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