At least two dead after roadside blast in Afghanistan's Herat province

ANI Herat, Afghanistan May 18, 2019, 12.48 PM(IST)

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No group, including the Taliban, has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.

At least two people, including a child, were killed and 14 others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Herat province on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the Oba district of the province, reported Tolo News.

There is no information yet about the nature of the blast.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.

According to figures released by the United Nations, nearly 1700 civilians have been killed and over 3,430 others injured in conflict-related incidents so far this year in the war-torn country, reported Xinhua.

In a separate development, the Afghan security forces rescued five doctors from the kidnappers in the same province.

One kidnapper was killed and another was wounded during the rescue operation, provincial police chief General Aminullah Amarkhail said on Saturday.