Balkh Blast Kills 3, Injures 14 Near Mosque

A bomb, placed in a motorcycle, was detonated near a mosque in the Sholgar district of northern Balkh province on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr killing three civilians and injuring at least 14 others, officials confirmed.

The blast took place at about 8:30am soon after Eid prayers were offered in the mosque. Officials said three people were killed and 14 others were wounded in the explosion.

Officials said the injured have been taken to the district hospital and their condition is said to be stable.

In a separate incident on Friday, four policemen were killed and three were wounded in a roadside blast in Herat province.

Provincial Police Chief Abdul said a police Ranger vehicle hit a roadside mine shortly before lunch.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for either attack.

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