Security officials in the northern Afghan province of Balkh said that an explosion in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh, on Tuesday resulted in at least 7 fatalities and 6 injuries.
According to the sources, a roadside mine detonation in the Said Abad intersection of Mazar-e-Sharif’s police district 3 took place on Tuesday, December 6.
The spokesperson for the Balkh chief of police, Asif Waziri, said that the explosion targeted a 505-type bus carrying oil employees of Hairatan port.
The security official of Balkh province said the explosion has resulted in 7 confirmed fatalities and 6 injuries according to the preliminary reports of the blast.
He further stated that the death toll could swell given the severity of the explosion and the passengers who were in the targeted vehicle at the time of the explosion.
The responsibility for the explosion in Balkh province’s Mazar-e-Sharif has yet to be claimed by a group or organization. At the same time, the security officials said that an investigation is underway.