Explosions wound 5 in east Afghanistan

Wounded men receive treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in Nangarhar, province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (File/AP/Wali Sabawoon)
Updated 11 October 2019

Explosions wound 5 in east Afghanistan

  • The explosions began shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday, first targeting the house of the head of the Nangarhar provincial council
  • A bomb planted outside a mosque in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, exploded soon after worshippers had finished their weekly Friday prayers

KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghan officials say a series of explosions in eastern Jalalabad, including one from a bombing outside a mosque, wounded five people.
The explosions began shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday, first targeting the house of the head of the Nangarhar provincial council.
Ahmad Ali Azrat, a provincial council member, says a councilman’s bodyguard was wounded. A second explosion nearby, minutes later, hurt one civilian.
Provincial police spokesman Mubariz Atal says a bomb planted outside a mosque in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, exploded soon after worshippers had finished their weekly Friday prayers.
All three explosive devises appeared to be remotely detonated.
No group claimed responsibility, but both the Daesh affiliate and the Taliban operate in the area.


Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

Updated 13 July 2020

Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

  • Six storage tanks had caught fire, including the one that exploded, an Iranian official said

Iranian police are investigating after a fire broke out at an industrial complex in northeast Iran where gas condensate storage tanks are sited, one of which exploded, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.
Javad Jahandoust, the fire chief at the Kavian Fariman industrial complex, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the city of Mashhad, was quoted as saying six storage tanks had caught fire, including the one that exploded.
He said the fire was under control and there were no casualties, but police were investigating the cause.
There have been several explosions and fires around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
On Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported a fire at a petrochemical facility in southwest Iran, which was blamed on an oil leak. There were no casualties.