12 killed, 12 wounded in attacks in Afghanistan

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Bomb blasts and gun battles have claimed the lives of 12 people and injured the same number elsewhere in Afghanistan on Sunday, officials confirmed.

According to police, four persons were killed and 12 others injured in Chamtal district of the northern Balkh province when unknown person hurled a hand grenade on a wedding party in a house early Sunday.

"A man hurled a hand-grenade in a house where a wedding party was underway in Chamtal district in the wee hours on Sunday morning, leaving four civilians dead and 12 others injured," General Abdul Raziq, deputy provincial police chief of Balkh province told Xinhua.

The motive behind the attack remained unknown and police have initiated an investigation into the case, he added.

In another violent incident which happened in Taliban's former stronghold the southern Helmand province early Sunday, five police and an insurgent were killed, a local official confirmed.

"Unknown number of armed militants stormed a police checkpoint in Trikh Nawar locality of Marja district, Helmand province, around early Sunday. The exchange of fire caused five police and one militant named Mohammad Shaffiq dead," district police chief Meher Dil told Xinhua.

Several militants were also wounded in the gun battle erupted following the attack and lasted for a while, the official added.

Moreover, a woman and a child lost their lives in a blast which rocked Trinkot, the capital of the southern Uruzgan province, at noon on Sunday, a senior police officer Gulab Khan said.

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