May 26, 2022 05:02 UTC
  • Afghanistan: At least 14 killed in multiple explosions in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif

Over a dozen people have been killed in a series of explosions in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and the country’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, according to reports.

At least nine people were killed after three explosions tore through passenger vehicles in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Wednesday, according to a provincial commander spokesman.

At least 15 people were also injured, Mohammad Asif Waziri, a spokesman for Balkh province’s commander told Reuters.

“The bombs were placed on three minibuses in different districts of the city,” Waziri told AFP.

According to reports, a hospital source said all of the victims were civilians, including women and children, adding, “We are still admitting wounded people to the hospital and trying to save their lives.”

Another explosion on Wednesday evening hit a mosque in Kabul, a spokesman for the capital's commander said.

Emergency Hospital in Kabul said in a tweet that they had received five bodies from the blast and more than a dozen wounded patients.

The Kabul explosion took place at the Hazrat Zakaria Mosque, local media reported.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attacks, which come amid a political and security crisis in the South Asian country.