Violence takes 30 lives in Afghanistan


KABUL: At least 30 people, including two women, have been killed and 17 people wounded in separate incidents of violence in Afghanistan since late Monday, authorities said Tuesday.
One staff of a local logistic group was killed and another wounded after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated on doorstep of the firm in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of northern Baghlan province early Tuesday, Nazir Najm from provincial government, said, adding the firm’s building and a nearby local Radio station’s building were damaged in the blast.
The explosion in Baghlan followed by a shooting attack, in southern Kandahar province when a taxi driver, who used to deliver foodstuff and items to Shah Wali Kot district’s police station, was shot dead by gunmen, Jamal Barakzai from provincial police told. The victim was driving along a dusty road before being shot and the taxi stopped at a farming land in Shah Wali Kot.
The officials blamed Taliban for the attacks. The Taliban militants have warned local contractors to stop providing service to government and NATO-led troops. In a separate incident, one civilian died after his motorcycle touched off an IED in Sah Wali Kot roughly, according to Barakzai.–Agencies