Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; 9 killed


KABUL — A roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed 9 passengers travelling on a bus via Kandahar province, a spokesman for the provincial governor stated.

One other 5 passengers have been wounded within the explosion, stated the spokesman, Bashir Ahmadi. The passengers have been all civilians travelling from one district to a different when the bus hit the bomb.

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He stated this was the third roadside bombing since a quick cease-fire declared by the Taliban for a serious Muslim vacation had ended final month. The Taliban haven’t claimed duty for any of these assaults however they did say they carried out one assault on Afghan forces for the reason that Eid al-Fitr vacation.

The truce was not formally prolonged however neither of the warring sides seems to desire a return to an all-out preventing.

On Tuesday evening, a bomb exploded inside a mosque within the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing two individuals, together with the mosque’s prayer chief, and wounding eight others.

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Additionally Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed duty for a lethal roadside bombing over the weekend that hit a bus belonging to a neighborhood TV station in Kabul, killing at the least seven civilians, together with a girl and several other kids.

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