Afghan official: 7 wounded in bomb blast in the north
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that seven civilians were wounded by a bomb that exploded in northern Faryab province.
Abdul Karim Yuresh, the provincial police chief’s spokesman, says a small child is among the wounded in Wednesday’s blast that took place inside a mobile phone store in the provincial capital Maimana.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Separately, in eastern Ghazni province around 40 students from a religious school were detained by Afghan security forces on suspicious of having links to the Taliban, according to Arif Noori, provincial governor’s spokesman.
Noori said the security forces conducted a raid late Tuesday in Andar district and the suspects are under investigation.
Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, said in a statement that Afghan security forces detained innocent people from the school.