Reported security incidents
#1: A bomb planted on a bicycle exploded and inflicted casualties in Khost city, the capital of Khost province 150 km southeast of Kabul on Saturday, deputy to provincial police chief Mohammad Yaqub said. “The bomb planted on a bicycle was detonated by remote control at around 02:30 p.m. local time and inflicted casualties,” Yaqub told Xinhua. The blast happened while police were on patrol in the area, he said, without giving the number of casualties or their identity. Meanwhile, doctor Abdul Majid, head of a hospital in Khost city confirmed that a dead body and five injured people have been taken to the hospital and all are civilians.
#2: Units of Afghan police during series of operations across the country have killed 15 Taliban fighters over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Saturday said. "In the operations conducted in Nangarhar, Sar-e-Pul, Jowzjan, Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, Zabul, Logar and Herat provinces over the past 24 hours, 15 Taliban rebels were killed," the statement said.