Explosion reported in Afghanistan's Balkh province, at least five killed

Published on Dec 06, 2022 10:02 AM IST

At least five people were killed when a blast hit a vehicle carrying employees of an oil company in northern Afghanistan.

Explosion reported in Afghanistan's Balkh province, at least five killed(Representational image)
Explosion reported in Afghanistan's Balkh province, at least five killed(Representational image)
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At least five people were killed when a blast hit a vehicle carrying employees of an oil company in northern Afghanistan, police said on Tuesday.

"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.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast. Several attacks have taken place in urban centres in recent months in Afghanistan, some of which have been claimed by Islamic State.

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