Second blast rattles Afghanistan, 9 dead in Balkh | 2019-08-18

Second blast rattles Afghanistan, 9 dead in Balkh

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18th August, 2019 07:17:38 printer

Second blast rattles Afghanistan, 9 dead in Balkh

A roadside explosion left nine civilians dead in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh on Sunday, just hours after a deadly attack at a wedding hall in Kabul killed over 63 people.

"Nine innocent civilians were killed following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in surrounding areas of the northwestern Dawlat Abad district in Balkh province on Sunday morning," Abdul Razaq Qadiri, deputy provincial police chief, told Xinhua.

The deceased were shifted to the district hospital and families of the victims were informed about the attack, Qadiri said.

This is the second suicide attack in Afghanistan in under 12 hours.


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