WORLD Double blasts kill 1 civilian, wound 9 in northern Afghanistan


Double blasts kill 1 civilian, wound 9 in northern Afghanistan


19:33, July 17, 2021

AYBAK, Afghanistan, July 17 (Xinhua) -- At least one civilian lost his life and nine others injured as two consecutive blasts rocked Aybak city, the capital of Afghanistan's northern Samangan province on Saturday, deputy to Interior Ministry spokesman Ahmad Zia Zia said.

"Two mines went off in Aybak city at around noon today, killing one civilian and injuring nine others," Zia confirmed to Xinhua.

Without providing more details, the official added that police had initiated investigation into the incident.

No group has claimed responsibility.

Similar blasts in the northern Kunduz city claimed one civilian life and injured seven others on Friday and eight others on Thursday respectively.

Violent incidents mostly in the shape of roadside bomb, sticky bomb and gun shoots have increased amid intensifying fighting between government forces and Taliban militants over the past two months in Afghanistan.

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