Afghanistan: at least seven dead in the explosion of a bomb in the north of the country

At least seven people were killed and six injured Tuesday (December 6th) in Mazar-i-Sharif, in northern Afghanistan, in the explosion of a bomb targeting a bus containing employees of an oil company, we learned from the local police. “The explosion occurred at 7:00 a.m.“(03:30 Paris time) on a square”targeting a bus of Hairatan Petroleum employees on their way to their officeBalkh provincial police spokesman Asif Waziri told AFP.

The bomb was placed in a trolley on the side of the road, it exploded when the bus arrived. Seven people were killed and six injured“continued the spokesperson.

The Taliban say it has improved security in the country since returning to power in August 2021, but there have been numerous bomb attacks, many of which have been claimed by the local Islamic State (I-K) group. The latest on November 30 targeted a Koranic school in the city of Aybak (North), killing 19 people and injuring 24. The victims were mainly students.

The city of Mazar-i-Sharif has already been hit recently by an attack claimed by IS. On May 25, at least ten people were killed and about fifteen injured by the explosion of bombs placed on board three minibuses circulating in different neighborhoods.

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