KABUL, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Two policemen were killed and six others sustained injuried as two bombs went off in the militancy- plagued Afghanistan in one single day on Tuesday.
In the latest wave of violence, according to the local police, a mine, planted inside a police van, went off Tuesday in Khost city, the capital of Khost province, located some 150 km southeast of Kabul, which injured three policemen.
"An explosive device, planted in the cavities of a police vehicle, exploded in Khost city the capital of Khost province at around 05:00 p.m. (1230 GMT) today, wounding three police personnel," the official told Xinhua but declined to be identified. He hinted that the authorized officials would brief the media after investigation.
Meantime, Amir Badshah Mangal, director of Public Health Department in Khost city, said that the two injured had already been hospitalized.
Similarly, in the previous attack, a roadside bomb struck a police van in the western Herat province, some 640 km west of the country's capital Kabul, leaving two policemen dead, including a senior officer, and injured three others.
"A mine planted by militants on a road in Shindand district struck the vehicle of Nasir Ahmad the police chief of Herat-Farah highway today, killing him along with one of his bodyguards and injured three others," police chief of the western region Toryali Abdiak told Xinhua.
Those injured in the blast were also police personnel, he added. He did not provide more details.
He also blamed the attack on the enemies of peace, a term used by officials against Taliban fighters. However, Taliban militants fighting the government have yet to make comment.
Special Report: Afghanistan Situation