Explosive detonate in N. Afghanistan hotel

Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An explosion in a hotel in northern Afghanistan killed several people and wounded others Tuesday, Afghan security officials said.

The number of people who died differed, with a spokesman for Afghan police forces in northern Afghanistan saying four people died and 20 people were injured while the leader of Faryab province security said three people died and nine were injured, Khaama Press reported.

All of the dead and injured were civilians.

Provincial security chief Nabi Mullah Khel said the incident occurred in a hotel when explosives in a pressure cooker detonated.

Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for Afghan police forces in northern Afghanistan, said two people were in custody.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the incident.

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