Mine blast in Afghanistan's Kunar province injures 4 civilians

(MENAFN) In east Afghanistan's Kunar province, a mine explosion near a hotel in the provincial capital of Asadabad city on Sunday resulted in the injury of four civilians, according to provincial police spokesman Faridullah Dehqan, who confirmed the incident on Monday.

The explosion, occurring in precinct 1 of Asadabad city on Sunday afternoon, involved a mine that was planted in front of a hotel, as outlined in the official statement. While specific details regarding the circumstances leading to the blast were not immediately provided, Dehqan assured the public that an investigation is currently underway to ascertain the cause and identify any potential perpetrators.

Following the detonation, prompt medical assistance was provided to the injured civilians, who were swiftly transported for necessary treatment. As authorities continue their efforts to gather information and assess the situation, further updates regarding the incident are anticipated to be released to the public in due course.

The occurrence of mine-related incidents remains a persistent threat across various regions of Afghanistan, posing significant risks to civilian populations and highlighting the ongoing challenges in ensuring the safety and security of affected communities. Efforts to address and mitigate such risks, coupled with the enhancement of security measures, are paramount to safeguarding civilian lives and fostering stability in the region amidst ongoing security concerns.



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