Nine members of the military were killed in the incident. An air force source and a provincial official, however, said that the helicopter was hit by a rocket while taking off in Maidan Wardak province.
The first blast that targeted a military vehicle carrying senior staff, killed three people and wounded several others. Casualties from the second blast that targeted a local district commissioner in Mogadishu were not immediately known,
Roadside bomb attack, claimed by Al Shabab militant group, kills 12 agents, including the head of the federal intelligence agency in Dhusamareb town, police say.
At least three people, including a security force official, were killed in the attack that came as Afghan negotiators are to resume talks with the Taliban aimed at finding an end to decades of relentless conflict.
According to security and medical officials, the security forces were patrolling in the town of Bir al Abd when their armoured vehicle was hit by a remotely-detonated bomb.
The explosion took place in Ali Sher district of Khost province. Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said three children, two women and five men were killed.
Officials say South Africans and Egyptians are among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting the bus in Giza.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but the Taliban have a strong presence in the province, especially in Bala Buluk where they often plant roadside bombs to target government officials or Afghan security forces.
At least four others were injured in the roadside explosion, suspected to be the work of insurgents, in the southern province of Pattani.
No group claimed responsibility for the blast which follows last week's Al Shabab-claimed attack on a hotel in Mogadishu which killed 15 people.
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