3 injured as blast hits Afghanistan's northern Mazar-I-Sharif city

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Mazar-I-Sharif (Afghanistan), May 20 : At least three people sustained injuries due to a blast that rocked Mazar-i-Sharif city, the capital of northern Balkh province, an official said. On condition of anonymity, the official on Thursday added that the victims are "civilian employees" of 209 Al-Fath Corps of the national army, and all the injured persons had been taken to a military hospital, Xinhua news agency reported. Meanwhile, provincial police spokesman Mohammad Asif Waziri said the blast targeted a mini-bus of civilian employees of the corps in the morning rush hour. No group or individual has claimed responsibility. /IANS




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