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Afghanistan: 34 killed, 17 injured in blast on highway

ANI
Published : Jul 31, 2019, 2:54 pm IST
Updated : Jul 31, 2019, 2:54 pm IST

The blast came a day after three children were killed and 23 others were injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in Kandahar province.

The explosion occurred in the Shawiz area when a bus carrying dozens of passengers was en route to Farah province from Herat, an official of Herat hospital, Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammadi. (Photo: AP)
 The explosion occurred in the Shawiz area when a bus carrying dozens of passengers was en route to Farah province from Herat, an official of Herat hospital, Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammadi. (Photo: AP)

Kabul: At least 34 people, including women and children, were killed and 17 others were injured in a bomb blast on Herat-Kandahar Highway in northwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday, authorities said.

The explosion occurred in the Shawiz area when a bus carrying dozens of passengers was en route to Farah province from Herat, an official of Herat hospital, Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammadi, told Tolo News.

 

The injured included women and children, the official added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The blast came a day after three children were killed and 23 others were injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in Kandahar province.

Tags: afghanistan, highway blast, deaths, kandahar
Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul