Publish dateTuesday 6 December 2022 - 10:13
Story Code : 261899
Explosion in Balkh
Local media quoting police said that, at least five people were killed when a bus, carrying employees of an oil company, was bombed in northern Balk province.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, “Today around 7 a.m. a blast took place in District 3 of Mazar-e-Sharif city on a bus, which belonged to Hairatan Oil employees,” said Mohammad Asif Wazeri, police spokesman for northern Balkh province, adding that at least four people were also wounded in the explosion.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast.
This comes after at least six people were wounded in an explosion on Saturday in Nangarhar’s Jalalabad city that also caused serious damage to shops and businesses in the area.
One of the shops damaged in this explosion was that of Gul Charan – the city’s only Sikh resident.
According to local officials, the incident is being investigated. 
The security officials of Jalalabad meanwhile say the explosion was caused by an IED embedded in a flowerpot.
The residents of the city have called on the Islamic Emirate to prevent such events in the future.
So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the explosion.
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