A powerful blast rocked Zabul's provincial capital Qalat in south Afghanistan on Thursday afternoon, killing a child and wounding eight others including a soldier and seven non-combatants, provincial police chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Liwanai said. "The explosive device was planted on a motorbike and went off next to a military vehicle, killed a child, wounding an Afghan soldier and seven passersby,"Liwanai told Xinhua.
He added it was a remote-controlled bomb and when the military vehicle was passing the area, the terrorists detonated the explosive-borne motorbike by remote control and inflicted casualties.
Liawanai blamed the enemies of peace, a term used against Taliban militants by Afghan officials, for organizing the attack. However, the armed Taliban outfit has yet to make comment.