An explosion has targeted a van in the western Herat province on Saturday, January 22, 2022, that killed six people and wounded nine more.

The explosion has taken place in Police District 12 of the provincial province.

Local health officials said among the dead bodies are four women and two men while among the wounded are five women and four children.

Provincial officials said that the explosion took place due to a magnetic bomb that was stuck to the van and that investigations have been started about the incident.

No group has taken responsibility for the explosion yet.

This is the first deadly explosion in the province after the Taliban regained power in August last year.