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Two killed, 60 injured in Afghan explosion

Sixty people including 18 soldiers were wounded in a huge blast at a store of confiscated weapons.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 13:00 IST

Two civilians were killed and 60 people including 18 soldiers were wounded in a huge blast at a store of confiscated weapons in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.

The explosion happened late onThursday at Jabalsurraj in Parwan province, where a UN-backed disarmament programme was holding the guns and ammunition, provincial police chief Abdul Rehman Saeed Khail told the agency.

Khail said the blast was likely an accident but it was also possible that it was the work of the "enemies of Afghanistan", a term used usually to refer to militants from the ousted Taliban regime.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 13:00 IST