e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
 Home 
 News 
 Articles 
 Cartoons 
 Feedback 
 Opinion  
 Contact Us  
 An Ariana Media Publication 09/17/2014
 13 dead, 80 injured in Wardak attacks

Pajhwok
09/01/2012
By Javed Hamim Kakar

[Printer Friendly Version]

KABUL - The death toll from twin suicide attacks near a US-run military base in central Maiwan Wardak province has increased to 13, with 80 others sustaining injuries, officials said on Saturday.

The dead included nine civilians and four police, officials said, adding another 80 people, including 68 civilians, were injured when two suicide attackers, one driving a fuel tanker, detonated their explosives near a US base in the Syedabad district.

One attacker exploded his explosives-laden vest outside the district headquarters at 6am and another blew up his bomb-rigged fuel tanker on a road separating the compound from the US-run Operational Coordination Centre, the governor’s spokesman Sahidullah Shahid told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Seven policemen, three National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents and two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were among the injured, he said.

Governor Mohammad Haleem Fidayee, heading a delegation, visited the site and shared his grief with residents.

Buildings housing the district chief, police chief, National Directorate of Security (NDS), a meeting hall, the joint coordination centre, a vocational high school, the education department, a health centre, a mosque and some houses of government employees, 120 shops, around 50 civilian houses, a hotel and four cars were damaged in the attacks, the governor’s spokesman said.

Twenty-five of the injured were taken to Kabul and the rest rushed to Syedabad, Maidan Shahr and nearby hospitals and ISAF health facilities, he added.

Fidayee strongly condemned the attacks as inhuman and un-Islamic.

The district chief, Dr. Muslim, accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of behind the assaults that also drew condemnation from President Hamid Karzai.

ISAF’s media office in Kabul confirmed the back-to-back suicide attacks, saying none of its member was among the dead.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attacks, with their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid saying dozens of Afghan and foreign soldiers were killed and wounded.

Police said it was a very powerful explosion that broke windows all over the area. Most of the injuries were from broken glass from the windows of homes and shops.

Mujahid said the attack was aimed at the American base.

Police said the first bombing was carried out by a militant on foot, followed by a huge blast from a truck bomb that destroyed much of a local bazaar near the military outpost.

They said lots of people were wounded and much of the Sayedabad bazaar destroyed in the blasts.

Health officials said 43 civilians were admitted to local hospitals and 10 others evacuated to Kabul for serious injuries.

Back to Top



Other Stories:


Has Afghan election fraud controversy been defused?
The Christian Science Monitor (06/25/2014)

Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
The Diplomat (06/25/2014)

Apologize to people, MPs asks Abdullah
Pajhwok (06/25/2014)

The Men Who Run Afghanistan
The Atlantic (06/23/2014)

After Karzai
The Atlantic (06/23/2014)

IEC secretary announces resignation
Pajhwok (06/23/2014)

IECC spurns Abdullah’s claim; hails UN intervention
Pajhwok (06/23/2014)

Afghan election crisis: 'stuffed sheep' recordings suggest large-scale fraud
The Guardian (06/23/2014)

Foreign spies trading on poll crisis: People
Pajhwok (06/22/2014)

Election commission office closed in Kunduz due to security threats
Khaama Press (06/22/2014)

Afghan Leader Backs U.N. Election Role
The New York Times (06/21/2014)

Tensions mount over Afghan vote, protest held in Kabul
Reuters (06/21/2014)

Hundreds protest alleged Afghan election fraud
The Associated Press (06/21/2014)

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn
The Huffington Post (06/21/2014)

20,000 Heratis being sent to Iran for work
Pajhwok (12/27/2013)

At Kabul airport, exodus of U.S. aid goes on
The Washington Post (12/27/2013)

Haqqani Network leaders sexually abuse teenager boys
Khama Press (12/27/2013)

Unemployment, Crime Rising Ahead Of Troop Pullout
Tolo (12/27/2013)

British army head warns Taliban could retake key territory in south
Khama Press (12/27/2013)

Election Officials Emphasize Impartial Surveys
Tolo (12/27/2013)

A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be 'A Complete Catastrophe' For Civilian Aid
Reuters (12/27/2013)

Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014
NPR (12/27/2013)

Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia Are the World's Most Corrupt Countries, With China in the Middle
businessweek.com (12/04/2013)

Poetry of Betrayal: Afghan Elections and Transitional Justice
Beacon Reader (10/25/2013)

Couple beheaded in Helmand province for having love affair
Khaama Press (10/25/2013)

US senator says no aid for Afghanistan unless security deal finalized
Khaama Press (10/25/2013)

Would-be child bombers detained: NDS
Pajhwok (10/25/2013)

Afghanistan
PJ (10/24/2013)

The Afghan dead find a list
Inter Press Service (10/24/2013)

10 runners shortlisted in 2014 presidential race
Pajhwok (10/24/2013)


Back to Top