At Least 14 Killed After Explosions Rock Two Afghan Cities

At Least 14 Killed After Explosions Rock Two Afghan Cities

KABUL, May 26 (NNN-ANA) – At least 14 people were killed and 32 others wounded, in four explosions that rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, and northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, yesterday.

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, said.

The targeted 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 country had been hit by a series of bomb attacks, reportedly launched by militants of the Daesh group, opposing the Taliban-led caretaker government.– NNN-ANA  


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