Afghanistan rocked by bombings, more than 30 killed
KABUL: A number of cities, including the Afghan capital and Jalalabad, were rocked by blasts that killed more than 30 people in total.
According to Afghan media, two passenger buses were bombed at different times on the capital’s main and busiest highway, killing 12 people and injuring several others.
Independent sources claim that the death toll in these blasts is much higher than the government claims. Eyewitnesses and hospital sources put the death toll at 32.
Similarly, a bomb blast on the main highway in Jalalabad killed two people and injured 10 others. Four of the injured are in critical condition and the death toll is expected to rise.
In addition, a car packed with explosives crashed at the main gate of the police headquarters in Baghlan yesterday, killing four officers and injuring five others.
The withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan has begun, but the law and order situation is deteriorating, with 322 law enforcement personnel and 302 civilians killed in violence last month.