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10 Civilians Total Killed in Kabul, Kandahar Blasts

At least 10 civilians were killed in a blast in Kabul and another in Kandahar on Sunday amid rising hopes for peace as the Loya Jirga delegates approved the release of high-value Taliban prisoners, a key step hoped to open the way for intra-Afghan negotiations. 

The two explosions happened on Sunday afternoon. The first happened in the west of Kabul at a market in Company area.  

According to the Interior Affairs Ministry, the bomb was placed on a pushcart in the market and exploded when the area was about to be cordoned off by police forces who were attempting to defuse it. 
The blast left two civilians, including a woman, dead and five policemen wounded, according to the ministry.  

Another explosion happened in Arghistan district of the southern province of Kandahar when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Sheen Nari village in the district, the ministry said.  

The ministry added in a statement that the Kandahar roadside bombing killed eight civilians.  

This comes amid increasing efforts by the government to kickstart the much-awaited intra-Afghan negotiations. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

10 Civilians Total Killed in Kabul, Kandahar Blasts

The two incidents happened in Kandahar and Kabul on Sunday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

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At least 10 civilians were killed in a blast in Kabul and another in Kandahar on Sunday amid rising hopes for peace as the Loya Jirga delegates approved the release of high-value Taliban prisoners, a key step hoped to open the way for intra-Afghan negotiations. 

The two explosions happened on Sunday afternoon. The first happened in the west of Kabul at a market in Company area.  

According to the Interior Affairs Ministry, the bomb was placed on a pushcart in the market and exploded when the area was about to be cordoned off by police forces who were attempting to defuse it. 
The blast left two civilians, including a woman, dead and five policemen wounded, according to the ministry.  

Another explosion happened in Arghistan district of the southern province of Kandahar when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Sheen Nari village in the district, the ministry said.  

The ministry added in a statement that the Kandahar roadside bombing killed eight civilians.  

This comes amid increasing efforts by the government to kickstart the much-awaited intra-Afghan negotiations. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

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