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Ghazni high peace council chief escapes bomb attack

12 June, 2012

GHAZNI: The head of Ghazni High Peace escaped unhurt but his four guards were wounded in a roadside bomb attack today, an official said Monday.

The provincial high peace council chief, Fazl Ahmad Tolwak, was on way to the provincial capital from Deh Yak district when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle at approximately 10:00 a.m. (local time) in Qala Joz area, Sabwoon, spokesman for Ghazni governor, told Afghan Islamic Press. He said Tolwak escaped unhurt but his four guards were wounded.

Sources close the peace council chief, however, told AIP that five bodyguards of Tolwak were wounded in the explosion and taken to hospital.

The sources said the vehicle travelling by the victims was also damaged in the blast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.


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