Blast claims 4 in northern Afghanistan

Kabul, Jun 17 (UNI): At least four persons, including three civilians and a law enforcement member, died in a car bomb blast in the Afghan province of Balkh, TOLO news outlet reported on Thursday.

The blast occurred on Wednesday night in the Dawlat Abad district not far from a local police station. According to a local official, the security forces managed to prevent a suicide bomber from attacking the headquarters premises, having opened fire at him when he was 50 m from the building.


According to the official, the car blast slightly affected the police premises but nearby civilians’ houses suffered the most damages.

The media outlet stated that the Taliban radical movement has made no statement regarding the incident.

Despite the ongoing US-mediated peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha, which kicked off in September last year, violence continues to ravage the country.

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