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One Civilian Killed in IED Explosion in Balkh

A magnetic IED blast killed one civilian during rush hour in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province on Saturday morning, a local official confirmed.

The explosive device was attached to a vehicle, according to Balkh governor’s spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad.

He said three other civilians were wounded in the blast, which occurred in police district 10 (PD10) of Mazar-e-Sharif city.

A report issued on Friday by the Ministry of Interior claimed that up to 7,400 Afghan civilians were killed and wounded as a result of suicide attacks and explosions last year.

The report said 2,219 civilians were killed and 5,170 were wounded in 2019.

One Civilian Killed in IED Explosion in Balkh

A local official said the explosion happened in police district 10 of Mazar-e-Sharif city on Saturday morning.

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A magnetic IED blast killed one civilian during rush hour in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province on Saturday morning, a local official confirmed.

The explosive device was attached to a vehicle, according to Balkh governor’s spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad.

He said three other civilians were wounded in the blast, which occurred in police district 10 (PD10) of Mazar-e-Sharif city.

A report issued on Friday by the Ministry of Interior claimed that up to 7,400 Afghan civilians were killed and wounded as a result of suicide attacks and explosions last year.

The report said 2,219 civilians were killed and 5,170 were wounded in 2019.

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