At least twelve people including children were killed or wounded in a suicide attack in Herat city, the provincial capital of western Herat province, the local officials said.

The incident took place this evening in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a military compound used which was previously used by the Afghan National Army.

A local official confirmed that the blast has taken place close to the former military compound in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city at around 5:30 pm local time.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad confirmed that two children were killed and ten other civilians were wounded in the attack.

He said the death toll could further rise as at least four wounded civilians are in critical condition.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Herat is among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan however the security situation of the province has started to deteriorated comparatively during the recent years.


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