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Explosion hits government employee’s vehicle in Balkh province


Kabul: An explosion occurred in Balkh province on Tuesday, local media reported. The blast took place at the Seyed Abad intersection in the third district of Mazar-Sharif city.

According to the sources at least 7 people were killed when a magnetic bomb hit a vehicle carrying employees of Hairatan custom department in Balkh province.

“Today around 7 a.m. a blast took place in…Balkh 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 injured in the explosion.

Last week, the UN Security Council (UNSC) condemned the attack on a religious school in Afghanistan that resulted in the killing of at least 20 students and wounding dozens of others. “The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack on innocent students and children at the religious school in Aybak, in the Samangan province, on 30 November,” the UNSC statement said on Thursday. The 15-member Security Council underscored the need to hold the perpetrators of the attacks accountable, the statement added.

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