Three civilians killed in bomb blast near prison in Afghanistan's East

Three civilians killed in bomb blast near prison in Afghanistan
# 02 May 2020 13:42 (UTC +04:00)

Three civilians were killed and four others sustained injuries after a motorcycle bomb went off near a prison in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman on Saturday, the governor’s spokesman said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"A bomb blast in front of the Laghman General Prison left three civilians killed and four others, including prison director Noor Mohammad Niazi, injured", Asadullah Dawlatzai said, adding that it was a motorcycle bomb.

Locals revealed that the explosion took place at 11 a.m. local time (06:30 GMT).

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

Earlier this week, four Afghan policemen were killed and five others were injured as Taliban militants carried out an attack on a security checkpoint in the Nachin area of the country's central province of Oruzgan.