At least 14 killed after explosions rock Afghan cities

26 May 2022 10:28am
The site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 24. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua)
The site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 24. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua)
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KABUL - At least 14 people were killed and 32 others wounded in four explosions that rocked Afghanistan's capital Kabul and the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Wednesday, authorities said, reported Xinhua.

In Kabul, at least five worshippers were killed and 17 others wounded after a blast ripped through a mosque during evening prayers in Kolola Pushta locality of Police District (PD) 4, an Italian-run surgical centre wrote on social media.

The blast occurred when people were offering prayers in Hazrat-e-Zekria Mosque, police spokesman Khalid Zadran said in a tweet.

The blast came about one hour after three consecutive explosions struck three van-buses in PD 10 and PD 5 in Mazar-i-Sharif, killing nine people and wounding 15 others, Mohammad Asif Waziri, spokesman for the provincial police department, told Xinhua.

The targetted buses were carrying commuters along busy roads during the evening rush hour in the northern city, capital of Balkh province.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

In recent weeks, the war-torn Asian country had been hit by a series of bomb attacks reportedly launched by militants of the IS group opposing the Taliban-led caretaker government. - BERNAMA

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