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Minibus blast kills 1 civilian in Afghan capital, injures 6

2nd such incident strikes Kabul in 4 days in neighborhood mostly populated by Shia ethnic Hazara community

S. K. Khan   | 17.11.2021
Minibus blast kills 1 civilian in Afghan capital, injures 6 FILE PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

One civilian was killed and six others wounded in a blast that hit a passenger minibus on Wednesday in the Afghan capital Kabul, an official confirmed.

Qari Saeed Khosti, the Interior Ministry spokesman for the Taliban's interim government, said in a statement that the incident took place in the western Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood, which is predominantly inhabited by the Shia ethnic Hazara community.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

At least nine people were injured, with many in critical condition, as another blast blew up a passenger minibus in the same area four days ago.

According to the local Etilaatroz daily, that incident took place during the evening rush hour in the Golai area of the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood, also an area heavily populated by the Hazara community.

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