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Baghlan Residents Raise Alarm Over IEDs, Shootings

A number of Baghlan residents on Wednesday voiced alarm over an increase in killings and magnetic mine explosions inside the city of Pul-e-Khumri, the provincial capital.

They say more than a dozen magnetic mines have exploded in the city in the past two months, most of which have targeted military vehicles.

The very last incident was on Tuesday where a mine exploded just a few meters away from the Baghlan police headquarters, killing one person and injuring two others.

In the blast, the building of Adib radio, a local radio station in the city, was also damaged and even the antenna of the radio was damaged.

“The windows of radio Adib building were destroyed, even the antenna of the radio was damaged in the blast, said Hakim Khaliqyar, the radio publication manager.

“There were a lot of explosions and we call on the security forces to take more measures so that people can roam freely,” said Hamid, a resident of the Pul-e-Khumri city.

At the same time, unknown gunmen assassinated a civilian inside the city on Wednesday.

“The city is in a bad situation and this government is fragmented and it is not a government at all, because if there was a government, how could a person be killed inside the city, but there is no one to arrest and interrogate the perpetrator?” said Haji Wazir, another resident.

Along with Pul-e-Khumri, the Baghlan-Kunduz highway and Baghlan and Mazar highways have also recently witnessed increased Taliban activity.

Baghlan Residents Raise Alarm Over IEDs, Shootings

In a blast on Tuesday a local radio station was also damaged, including its antenna.

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A number of Baghlan residents on Wednesday voiced alarm over an increase in killings and magnetic mine explosions inside the city of Pul-e-Khumri, the provincial capital.

They say more than a dozen magnetic mines have exploded in the city in the past two months, most of which have targeted military vehicles.

The very last incident was on Tuesday where a mine exploded just a few meters away from the Baghlan police headquarters, killing one person and injuring two others.

In the blast, the building of Adib radio, a local radio station in the city, was also damaged and even the antenna of the radio was damaged.

“The windows of radio Adib building were destroyed, even the antenna of the radio was damaged in the blast, said Hakim Khaliqyar, the radio publication manager.

“There were a lot of explosions and we call on the security forces to take more measures so that people can roam freely,” said Hamid, a resident of the Pul-e-Khumri city.

At the same time, unknown gunmen assassinated a civilian inside the city on Wednesday.

“The city is in a bad situation and this government is fragmented and it is not a government at all, because if there was a government, how could a person be killed inside the city, but there is no one to arrest and interrogate the perpetrator?” said Haji Wazir, another resident.

Along with Pul-e-Khumri, the Baghlan-Kunduz highway and Baghlan and Mazar highways have also recently witnessed increased Taliban activity.

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