Bus Ambush Kills Two Airport Staff in North Afghanistan

At least two Mazar-e-Sharif airport employees were killed and six others received injuries in an attack on their bus in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province.

Balkh Provincial Police Spokesman, Mohammad Asif Waziri said that two gunmen opened fire at a bus ferrying airport employees in 10th district of provincial capital city Mazar-e-Sharif.

Waziri said that the vehicle came under attack when the airports’ technical department employees was on its way to airport.

It is not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack.

But the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for several attacks in Balkh and other provinces across the country.

Many of those attacks targeted mainly Shia Hazara communities and the deadliest was during the holy month of Ramadan, targeting a Shia mosque, killing nearly 40 people and wounding over 80 others.

Another deadly attack during Ramadan was on April 22 again targeting a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz, killing over 33 people and wounding nearly 100 others.

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