Published: 15:55, May 20, 2024
Blast kills 1, injures 3 in south Afghanistan
By Xinhua
An afghan burqa-clad woman pushes a wheelbarrow loaded with cucumbers along a road in Kandahar on May 15, 2024. (PHOTO / AFP)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — One person has been confirmed dead and three others sustained injuries as a blast rocked Kandahar city, the capital of south Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on Monday, provincial police spokesman Asadullah Jamshidi said.

The device was planted inside a handcart and went off in the morning rush hour in Police District 10 of Kandahar city, he said.

In a suicide bombing for which the rival Daesh or Islamic State outfit claimed responsibility, more than three dozen people were killed and injured outside a bank in Kandahar

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Without providing more details, the official said an investigation had been initiated into the incident.

Earlier, in March, in a suicide bombing for which the rival Daesh or Islamic State outfit claimed responsibility, more than three dozen people were killed and injured outside a bank in Kandahar.

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The war-torn Afghanistan has experienced a handful of terrorist attacks over the past couple of months. In a similar terrorist attack against foreign tourists in the central Bamyan province on Friday reportedly claimed by the Daesh group, six people including three Spanish tourists were killed.