Marketplace Explosions Kill 14 in Central Afghanistan

At least 14 people were killed and 45 others were injured after two consecutive blasts hit a marketplace in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan, according to a provincial government spokesman on Tuesday.

At least 14 people were killed and 45 others were injured after two consecutive blasts hit a marketplace in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan, according to a provincial government spokesman on Tuesday.

Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the explosions occurred during the evening rush hour in the main bazaar in Bamiyan city, killing 13 civilians and a traffic policeman.

According to Arian, two magnetic explosives were used during the “unforgivable crime”. Many shops and vehicles in the area were destroyed or severely damaged after the powerful blasts.

No claimed responsibility for the bombings. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also denied any involvement of the militant group in the attack.

Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province, said the wounded people were mostly from restaurants and shops within the location of the explosions.

The injured people were sent to nearby hospitals.

Faroguddin Amiri, head of the public hospital in Bamiyan, confirmed that women and children were among the victims of the bombings.


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