Fuel tanker explosion kills two, wounds several Afghan civilians
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Afghan civilians were killed and at least 10 civilians were wounded when a fuel truck exploded near a bazaar in the Bati Kot District of Nangarhar province Aug. 19. The blast also destroyed three civilian vehicles and caused damage to nearby shops.
Initial reports indicate the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device.
"Insurgents continue to take innocent Afghan lives by using IEDs in heavily populated areas," said U.S. Air Force Col. James Dawkins, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director.
The incident is currently under investigation.