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Bombs explode in minibusses, a mosque in Afghanistan, killing 11

Four bombs ripped tore through minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, officials have confirmed.

The number of bomb attacks have decreased across the country since the Taliban took power last year in August, but several deadly bombings hit the country during the holy month of Ramadan.

On Wednesday, at least nine people were killed when three bombs placed on board separate minibuses exploded in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, police said.

“The bombs were placed on three minibuses in different districts of the city,” Balkh provincial police spokesman Asif Waziri told AFP, adding that 15 other people were wounded.

Another bomb exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul late on Wednesday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, the interior ministry said. Kabul’s Emergency hospital tweeted that five people had been killed in the mosque blast and 22 others wounded.

Several ambulances rushed to the mosque in Kabul to take victims of the blast to hospital, witnesses said.

The ministry said the bomb was placed inside a fan in the mosque.

No group has so far claimed the four bomb attacks on Wednesday. It was still unclear whether Wednesday’s bombings targeted any specific community.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: SCMP.COM

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