Bomb blast rocks Afghan SE town, at least 10 casualties

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 07:40 hrs

-ANI): A powerful blast rocked Khost city leaving at least 10 people dead and injured on Monday, a local official said.

"The blast took place in Khost city the capital of Khost province at around 10: 50 a.m. local time and according to preliminary report at least 10 people, all civilians were killed and injured," the official told Xinhua on the condition of anonymity, saying authorized officials would brief the media after investigation.

Meantime, a doctor in Khost city hospital who declined to be identified said that 15 injured civilians had been taken to hospital for medical treatment, some of them in critical conditions.

He also said that the explosive device was placed in a bicycle and detonated by a remote control. (Xinhua-ANI)

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