The Balkh Security Command said that an explosion in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday injured four people, including the perpetrator, who authorities said was carrying explosives when they detonated.
According to the Balkh Police Command's spokesman, Asif Waziri, the incident occurred at the Balkh Gate of the city.
"Our security forces are looking for such destructive individuals. The security forces won't permit such people, we assure the Balkh people,” Waziri stated.
"Today's explosion occurred in Mazar-e-Sharif; four injured have been brought to the hospital; their conditions are good; one of the injured, who may have been carrying explosives, had his legs amputated," said Najib Tawana, director of Balkh Public Health.
According to witnesses, six people were injured.
No group has so far taken responsibility for the explosion.