Three officers from Herat’s Directorate of National Security (NDS) lost their lives in an explosion happened whole defusing an IED embedded to a vehicle, the NDS confirmed in a statement.
The explosion happened on Friday afternoon at around 4pm Kabul time inside an NDS facility in the province.
The NDS in a statement said Herat NDS personnel had identified a vehicle on which explosive devices were embedded and the technical team was trying to defuse the explosives when the blast happened.
The statement confirmed that three members of the technical team lost their lives and two others were wounded.
Officials from Herat provincial hospital, however, said five people were killed and four others wounded in the explosion and that they have been taken to the hospital.