Afghanistan: Bomb blast in Herat kills 10, wounds 25 men, children
The bombs went off in the evening as a group of young men and children were gathered to play in a playground near where the bombs were installed and exploded.
Two bombs went off in Herat, Afghanistan, killing at least 5 and wounding 20, in quick succession, according to officials.
The bombs went off in the evening as a group of young men and children were gathered to play in a playground near where the bombs were planted.
"Five people have been killed and 20 others have been wounded," said Sabit Harwi, spokesperson for the intelligence office in Herat, revealing that local police defused two other bombs they found in the area.
The death toll has recently risen to 10, while the wounded has risen to 25.
He said that the area was recently demined to remove all unexploded devices which were left from the war. However, the bombs that exploded on Friday seemed to have been planted before the group came to play.
The head of Herat's ambulance service, Ibrahim Mohammadi, has confirmed the death toll, revealing that the death toll included a child.
Herat, Afghanistan's third-largest city, was relatively peaceful for the past weeks until today.
On Friday, five children were killed due to an unexploded mortar that blew up in Helmand, according to Mohammad Qasim Riaz, an official in the department of information and culture.