In another blast in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed, dozen injured

Shailesh Khanduri
06 Dec 2022
In another blast in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed, dozen injured

New Delhi: A roadside blast on Tuesday in PD3 of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh killed seven and injured around dozen.

Mohammad Asif Waziri, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the police chief in Balkh province, said the bombing in Mazar-e Sharif, the provincial capital, also wounded seven people.

The bomb was placed inside a cart by the side of the road and detonated when a bus belonging to the Hiaratan gas and petroleum department was taking employees to work.

FJNatsecjeff, an Afghan social media influencer, in his tweet, said that a roadside IED blast targeted a shuttle bus of the Port employees.

No one claimed responsibility for the bombings in Balkh or Jalalabad, but the regional affiliate of the Islamic State group — known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province and a rival of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban — has increased its attacks since Taliban takeover in 2021.

Political observers feel that Afghanistan is getting out of the hand of the ruling Taliban, and no day has passed since a blast or killing took place in the country. Observers also do not rule out a civil war in future.

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