A bomb connected to a packed minivan has exploded in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, killing at the least seven civilians and wounding 9 others
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A bomb connected to a packed minivan exploded in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Saturday, killing at the least seven civilians and wounding 9 others, Taliban officers mentioned.
Nobody instantly claimed accountability for the explosion, however the Islamic State has claimed credit score for related assaults on civilians and the nation’s new Taliban leaders elsewhere within the nation for the reason that group seized energy on Aug. 15.
A Taliban intelligence official in western Herat instructed the Related Press that the bomb was connected to the van’s gasoline tank. He spoke on situation of anonymity as he wasn’t licensed to launch the data to the general public.
Herat Ambulance chief Ebrahim Mohammadi mentioned the victims — three in crucial situation — have been transferred to the provincial hospital.