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At Least 14 Killed In Twin Blasts In Central Afghanistan


No group instantly claimed the blasts, and the Taliban denied involvement. (Representational)

Kabul:

At least 14 folks have been killed in central Afghanistan on Tuesday when two blasts ripped by way of the town of Bamiyan, house to many members of the primarily Shiite Hazara ethnic minority, officers stated.

“Fourteen people have been killed and 45 more wounded in two (bomb) explosions,” Bamiyan police chief Zabardast Safi informed AFP, including {that a} visitors policeman was amongst these killed.

The explosives have been positioned in two separate places within the metropolis, Bamiyan police spokesman Reza Yosufi stated.

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed the rely

“We are investigating the deadly explosions in Bamiyan,” he stated.

“This is an unforgivable crime.”

No group instantly claimed the blasts, and the Taliban denied involvement.

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In 2001, the Taliban blew up the enormous, centuries-old Buddha statues that have been carved into cliff faces at Bamiyan, which has remained comparatively conflict-free because the conflict raged throughout different elements of Afghanistan.

Bamiyan is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot that hosts a community of historic caves housing temples, monasteries and Buddhist work.

The province is house primarily to the Hazara group.

The primarily Shiite minority has usually been focused by extremists such because the Islamic State group and in addition by the Taliban within the 1990s.

In cities akin to Kabul, Hazaras have seen repeated assaults of their neighbourhoods, together with a brutal daylight assault within the capital in May on a hospital maternity ward that left a number of moms lifeless.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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