Six killed in Herat blast in western Afghanistan


HERAT: A blast from explosives placed on a motorbike killed at least six people, including four children, and wounded nine other children in Herat province in western Afghanistan, a government official said.

The explosion happened near a mosque in Shindand district, said Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for Herat’s governor said.

Abdul Ahad Walizada, spokesman for the police chief of the western Herat province, said at least five civilians were killed by a remotely detonated bomb planted in a rickshaw.

Walizada said seven other civilians were wounded in Monday’s attack, which took place in a busy market.

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