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Xinhua, May 1, 2010

2 explosions wound 15 in Afghanistan

Taliban militants who staged a violent comeback in 2006 have intensified their activities

Site of Kandahar bomb blast
Afghans inspect the site of a bombing attack near Kandahar, 28 Apr 2010. The attack killed 12 civilians. (Photo: AP)

Two explosions in the restive southern Helmand and western Farah provinces of Afghanistan on Friday wounded over a dozen people, mostly civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a press release on Saturday.

In the first incident, according to the press release, militants planted explosive device on a bicycle and detonated it in Aziz Khan village of Musa Qala district, Helmand province, injuring seven civilians.

The press release also said that in the second incident, militants hurled a hand grenade in Farah city, the capital of same name province Farah on Friday. As a result, three policemen and five civilians sustained injuries.

Taliban militants who staged a violent comeback in 2006 have intensified their activities, mostly in the shape of roadside bombings and suicide attacks which often claim the life of civilians.

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