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Explosion in Balkh leaves 2 Dead, 13 Injured

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2016)

mazarTwo people were killed and 13 others were wounded in an explosion inside a market in Mara-i-Sharif city in northern Balkh province, ministry of interior said in a statement.

Initial reports suggested that a suicide bomber blew himself up, but later the Afghan ministry of interior said it was improvised explosive devices placed inside a wheelbarrow.

“Some IED’s were placed in a wheelbarrow in PD2 area of Mazar-i-Sharif which killed two people who are not identified yet and injured 13 other civilians,” MoI statement said.

The explosion occurred at around 12:30 in a populated area in the city where many people have small vegetable and fruits shops.

No group has claimed the responsibility of the attack yet.

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