2 blasts wound 2 people in western Afghan town of Herat

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-3-7 15:42:23

Two people were wounded as two bomb blasts rocked Herat city, the capital of Herat province 640 km west of Kabul, on Thursday, police said.

The first blast took place next to the office of provincial governor and close to a sport stadium at 11:10 a.m. local time and the second one happened a few minutes later on the road leading to the Herat airport, deputy to Herat police Abdul Hamid Hamidi said.

"In both the incidents the terrorists planted explosive devices on two motorbikes and detonated by remote control which injured two people, both civilians," Hamidi told Xinhua.

The first blast near a sport stadium where a public gathering was supposed to be held left two injured, but the second blast targeted a police van on the road harmed no one, the official stressed.

He blamed the enemies of peace, a reference to Taliban militants, for organizing the blasts. However, the outfit has yet to make comment.

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