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Saudi Arabia Condemns Market, Security Patrol Bombing in Afghanistan, Pakistan | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Damaged vehicles are seen after a suicide car bomb attack in Khost province, Afghanistan May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry deeply condemned on Monday the two bombings which targeted a popular market in the city of Khost, in Afghanistan and a patrol of security forces, in Bajaur region of Pakistan, the Saudi state-owned press agency (SPA) cited an official source as saying.

Both attacks resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, SPA added.

Afghan officials say two separate bombings have killed six civilians.

Habib Shah Ansari, the provincial health director in the eastern Khost province, says a bomb went off Sunday in a computer and mobile phone market, killing at least four civilians and wounding 15 others.

On the other hand, a local government official and five police personnel have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

The deadly explosion occurred in the town of Mamond, some 25 kilometers from Khar, the major town of Bajaur, one of the seven tribal areas in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), on Sunday. The bombing took place as an official from the civilian administration was traveling with the police to attend a meeting in the Taliban-infested region.

The source offered condolences to the families of the victims, to the governments and peoples of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and wished the injured speedy recovery, stressing Kingdom’s stand with those sister countries against terrorism and extremism.