The death toll from two blasts in Mazar-e-Sharif on Thursday evening has risen to 11, and the number of injured to 17.
Mohammad Asif Waziri, spokesman for the Balkh Police Command, said that the first blast occurred in the 3rd PD and the second in the 9th PD of Mazar-e-Sharif. According to Waziri, both blasts were caused by explosives placed in minibuses.
“We arrested the perpetrators of the Seh Dokan incident and brought them to justice. We will arrest the perpetrators of this case as soon as possible and bring them to justice,” said Mohammad Asif Waziri, spokesman for the Balkh Police Command.
“We are completely tired of this situation. A few days ago, we had dozens of martyrs and wounded. Last night, we had 14 to 15 martyrs in this incident and we had more than twenty wounded,” said Amir Khan, an eyewitness.
Hamid Karzai, former president, condemned yesterday's twin blasts targeting civilians’ vehicles in Mazar-e-Sharif, saying that those who are against peace and security in Afghanistan are responsible.
The victims of both blasts are civilians.
According to hospital sources, the condition of seven of the injured is critical, and three of the injured have had their legs amputated.
“Among the martyrs are two women and a child, and the other seven are men,” said Najibullah Tavana, director of Balkh's public health department.
Mohammad Zaman, along with his brother and nephew, were wounded in the first blast on Thursday as they were about to leave a shop. The legs of his 15-year-old nephew have been amputated.
“We were really stunned, we were in a situation where I could not think of anything for a moment about what to do,” said Mohammad Zaman's niece.
Meanwhile, in one of the cemeteries, thirteen graves have been prepared for the victims, in which the bodies of two victims have been buried.
Thirteen-year-old Mohammad Yasin, who has lost his father, says he wishes that his peers will not lose their fathers like him.
“We are five members in the family, my father was martyred while selling (mobile phone) cards. I ask the government that no more children lose their fathers like me,” said Mohammad Yasin, a resident of Mazar-e-Sharif.
Daesh group claimed responsibility for both blasts.
This comes as last Thursday a blast occurred in the Seh Dekan mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif in which 31 worshipers were killed and 87 others were injured.