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Roadside bomb killed six guards of railway in western Afghanistan

Roadside bomb killed six guards of railway in western Afghanistan

 Affected Countries: afghanistan; iran;

Six guards of the railway linking the militancy-plagued Afghanistan to the neighboring Iran have been confirmed dead as a roadside bomb struck their car in the western Herat province on Saturday, provincial governor Sayed Wahid Qatali said Sunday.

The deadly roadside bombing, according to the official, took place Saturday evening, killing six guards of the railway and injuring two others.

Without providing more details, the official added that investigation had been initiated into the incident.

In the meantime, the railway authority in a statement released here described the attack on railway guards as enmity against the country’s development and condemned it.

The Herat-Khawaf railway, which was inaugurated a couple of months ago, connects the war-battered Afghanistan to the railway network of the neighboring Iran onward to Turkey.

Source: Xinhua Net

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