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PublishDate: Thursday, November 5, 202013:30

At least 20 killed or injured in Balkh blast

At least 20 people were killed or injured when an explosion went off in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province on Thursday, an official said.

The blast was triggered by a bomb placed in the vehicle of a commander of people’s uprising forces, said Munir Ahmad Farhad, a spokesman for provincial governor.

The blast happened near a clinic in Sholgara district, he said.

The commander, his son and several men loyal to him were injured, he added.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

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