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At Least 12 Killed, Scores Injured In Fresh Afghanistan Bomb Blasts




At Least 12 Killed, Scores Injured In Fresh Afghanistan Bomb Blasts

Afghanistan was reportedly rocked by four bomb blasts on Wednesday, May 25, killing no fewer than twelve people.

The South Asian country was thrown into commotion earlier today and no group has so far claimed responsibility for the separate explosions, Naija News understands.

Reports revealed that the deadly explosive devices were planted in separate minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

A health official had confirmed to reporters that 10 people were killed when three bombs placed on board separate minibuses exploded in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

“The bombs were placed on three minibuses in different districts of the city,” Balkh provincial police spokesman Asif Waziri testified to the incident while conversing with AFP, adding that 15 other people were wounded.

Najibullah Tawana, head of Balkh health department, said three women were among the 10 killed in the blasts on board the vehicles.

While security personnel in the country were still trying to curtail the situation, another bomb reportedly exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul on Wednesday.

Naija News learnt that at least two people died in the mosque explosion while about 10 others sustained degrees of injury.

Kabul’s Emergency hospital tweeted that five people had been killed in the mosque blast and 22 others wounded.

Several ambulances were reportedly rushed to the mosque in Kabul to ferry the victims of the blast, witnesses said.

The Interior ministry disclosed to newsmen that the bomb was placed inside a fan in the mosque.

However, it is yet to be ascertained if the Wednesday bombings were targeted at any specific community.

Naija News recalls that scores of civilians were killed in Kabul and other cities during Ramadan that ended on April 30 in Afghanistan in the primarily sectarian attacks — some claimed by the so-called Islamic State group.

On April 29, at least 10 people were killed in a Sunni mosque in Kabul in an attack that appeared to have targeted members of the minority Sufi community who were performing rituals.

Also on April 21, a bomb at a Shiite mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif killed at least 12 worshippers and wounded scores more.

The deadliest attack during Ramadan was in the northern city of Kunduz when a bomb tore through a mosque also targeting Sufi worshippers on April 22.

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At least 33 people were killed in that blast and scores more were wounded. The regional branch of IS in Sunni-majority Afghanistan has repeatedly targeted Shiites and minorities such as Sufis, who follow a mystical branch of Islam.