Health officials in Abu Ali Sina hospital in the Mazar-e-Sharif city of the northern Balkh province said that 30 killed and 80 wounded have been dispatched to the hospital after an explosion hit “Se Dukan” mosque in the city.

Local residents said the blast that occurred in the mosque at 12:40 PM local time targeted a Shiite Muslims mosque in the northern city.

It is still not clear how the blast took place.

The health officials have said that the number of victims is feared to increase as the statistics are preliminary.

The Afghan capital Kabul has also witnessed two blats on Thursday, April 21, 2022, that wounded two children.

Spokesperson of Kabul police Khalid Zadran said that a bomb was planted by a road in Police District 5.

The northern Kunduz province was also hit by a planted bomb that resulted in the killing of four civilians and wounding of eight more while four Taliban members died after a bomb blasted in the Khugiani district of the eastern Nangarhar province.

It comes two days after three bomb blasts in a school and educational center in Kabul killed six students and wounded 24 more.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts yet.

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