9 killed in twin blasts in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

9 killed in twin blasts in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

A bomb blast near the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif has killed at least nine people. Afghan officials say all those killed in Thursday’s attack were Shiites. The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its telegram account, according to Reuters. IS attacks have resurfaced across Afghanistan since the Taliban came to power last year, Mohammad Asif Wazeri, a spokesman for the Mazar-e-Sharif commander, told Reuters.

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‘The bombs were placed inside the microbuses. The blasts killed nine people and wounded 13. The local Shia community operates and uses the microbuses, which are used as public transport. Afghanistan’s minority Shia are often attacked by militant groups, including IS. Earlier this week, ruling Taliban claimed responsibility The presence of IS has almost wiped out. But despite their demands, attacks on the Shia community continue in various parts of the country. Earlier, another bomb blast near a Shiite Hazara school in Kabul killed at least eight people. They have almost wiped out the IS presence in Afghanistan.

But despite their demands, attacks on the Shia community continue in various parts of the country. Earlier, another bomb blast near a Shiite Hazara school in Kabul killed at least eight people. They have almost wiped out the IS presence in Afghanistan. But despite their demands, attacks on the Shia community continue in various parts of the country. Earlier, another bomb blast near a Shiite Hazara school in Kabul killed at least eight people.

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