2 blasts wound 2 policemen in Afghan’s Khost city

KHOST, Afghanistan, May 1 (Xinhua) — Two policemen were injured as two blasts rocked the eastern Khost city on Friday, provincial police chief, Faizullah Ghairat said.

“The terrorists planted explosive device inside a garbage bucket in front of Khost city’s Municipality building and exploded at around 02:00 p.m. local time and when policemen rushed to the area, the terrorists detonated another blast injuring two police personnel,” Ghairat told reporters here.

Putting the attack on the enemies of peace, a term used by officials for the Taliban militants, saying the enemies by conducting subversive activities want to terrorize the people.

Taliban militants fighting the government have intensified their activities across Afghanistan since launching their so- called annual spring offensive on April 24.

A clash between Taliban militants and security forces which erupted in Alishir district of Khost province in the wee hours of Friday and lasted till 06:30 a.m. local time, 27 people including 25 militants and two policemen had been killed and 26 others including 21 militants and five policemen had been injured.