Kabul, June 11: At least 16 people were killed in two separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan Saturday, Xinhua reported quoting officials.
Fifteen people, including eight children, were killed in a roadside blast which hit a bus in the southern Kandhar province early Saturday, the Afghanistan interior ministry said.
‘The bloody incident occurred at around 10.00 a.m. local time Saturday when a mini-bus touched off a roadside bomb in Arghandab district. As a result, 15 civilians – eight children, four women and three men – were killed and one woman was wounded,’ Afghanistan’s interior ministry said in a statement.
In another incident, at least one person was killed when a powerful blast rocked the Ghazni province.
‘I confirm that a passerby was killed and four school children were injured in the blast,’ provincial police chief Zarawar Zahid told Xinhua.
A local official, who declined to be identified, said the blast happened at around 12.30 p.m. local time close to a military base of Afghan and NATO-led troops.
Security forces cordoned off the blast site.