At Least 9 Killed In Two Blasts In Northern Afghanistan

At least nine people, all of them civilians, were killed and 13 others received injuries in two blasts in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan on Thursday evening.

A Taliban Spokesman for Balkh Security Department, Asif Waziri said that the blasts targeted two separate public transportation vehicles in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital city.

Waziri did not provide further details about the blast and also the source of the blast was not immediately clear.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack by any group so far, but the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist group had intensified attacks in the province.

Last week, 33 people were killed and nearly 70 others wounded after a bomb went off inside a mosque again in Mazar-e-Sharif.

IS group, which is now considered a top foe for the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Mazar-e-Sharif health officials confirmed they have received bodies of the slain and were also busy providing medical treatment to the wounded people.

 


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