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At Least 8 Killed, 40 Injured as Roadside #Bomb Hits Bus in #Afghanistan

access_time7 months ago

Local Editor

A bus has blown up after hitting a mine in the western province of Farah in Afghanistan, eight people have been killed and 40 injured in a result of the explosion, the Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local authorities.

"It was a bomb planted by the Taliban to hit security forces but unfortunately it hit a passenger bus," Farah provincial police spokesman Muhibullah Muhib told AFP.

No terrorist organization operating in the region has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

The explosion happened as the bus passed through Bala Baluk district of Farah at 4:30 a.m. (00:00 GMT), according to provincial governor spokesman Naser Mehri.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team