Afghanistan Blast: At least nine people were killed when three bombs exploded in minibuses in Mazar-i-Sharif, the northern city of Afghanistan. 15 others were injured. “The bombs were placed on three minibuses in different districts of the city,” Balkh Provincial Police spokesman Asif Waziri told AFP.
The Interior Ministry said that another bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul on Wednesday evening, killing at least two people and injuring 10 others. The ministry said that the bomb was placed inside a fan in the mosque.
There have been many explosions in the country for some time.
There have been several explosions in Afghanistan in the past few days. Mazar-e-Sharif has been a particular target of terrorists. On 28 April, at least nine people were killed and 13 others were injured in twin bomb blasts in minibuses in Mazar-i-Sharif. During the afternoon prayers in Mazar-e-Sharif itself, on April 21 (Thursday), a bomb exploded in the Seh Dokan Mosque in which 12 worshipers were killed and 58 people were injured. On April 21, two children were injured in a roadside explosion in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Thursday.
Questions raised on Taliban claim
The Taliban have been claiming that they have secured the country since taking power in August last year, but international agencies and analysts have been questioning the Taliban’s claim. International analysts say terrorism remains at risk of re-emergence in Afghanistan and the Islamic State terrorist group has claimed several major attacks.
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