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7 killed in Afghan bomb blasts

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7 killed in Afghan bomb blasts

Kabul, Dec 21 (IANS) Seven people, including a highway police chief, were killed in two improvised bomb blasts in Afghanistan on Monday, according to authorities.<br /><br /><br />In Parwan province, five police officers, including provincial highway police chief Wali Mohammad, were killed in Charikar city after their vehicle hit an IED, a senior police official told Xinhua news agency.<br /><br />In Badghis province, two civilians were killed and another wounded after a cargo truck was torn apart also by an IED in Muqur district.<br /><br />The police officials accused the Taliban militant group for planting the roadside bombs.<br /><br />Monday's development comes after the Interior Ministry on Sunday claimed that 28 civilians were killed and 47 others injured in blasts across the country in the last three days.<br /><br />According to theMinistry, a total of 37 suicide attacks and 510 blasts have killed nearly 500 civilians and injured more than 1,050 others over the past three months in Afghanistan.<br /><br />A total of 2,117 civilians had been killed and 3,822 injured from January 1 to September 30 this year, according to a report of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released in October.<br /><br />.