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  • Updated: March 11, 2023

Afghanistan Bomb Blast Kills One In Journalism Gathering

Afghanistan Bomb Blast Kills One In Journalism Gathering

An explosion during an award ceremony for journalists has occurred in Afghanistan’s Balkh province.

The explosion killed at least one person and wounded five others, according to a Taliban police spokesman.

The explosion took place at the Tabian Farhang centre as journalists gathered for the award event on Saturday.

Mohammad Asif Waziri, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for Balkh police said; “A blast has taken placed in the second police district of Balkh."

Waziri confirmed the casualty toll, adding that three children were among the injured.

No one has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but the ISIL (ISIS) group has been a menace for the country.

This is as a bombing incident two days ago also killed the provincial governor, Daud Muzmal, and two others in Mazar-i-Sharif.

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