U.S. forces near the southern Afghan city of Khowst have been treating 11 civilian victims of a pair of weekend bombings that targeted a religious celebration, U.S. officials said Monday.

Two of the 11 people were treated and released by medics at Forward Operating Base Salerno; the other nine are in a military hospital and listed in stable condition. The attacks, which happened Saturday, killed one person and injured 23 others, officials said. One happened as local Muslims were celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al–Ahda. The second attack occurred near the Khowst radio station.

“The local medical facilities in Khowst were overwhelmed by the number of patients and we were able to step in and assist with their care and treatment,” Lt. Col. Jerry O’Hara, Combined Joint Task Force-76 spokesman, said in a news release. “There were no Afghan or U.S. military personnel involved in this incident. It was the enemy targeting innocent civilians once again.”

Stripes in 7

around the web

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up