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    Children Among Six People Injured in Car Blast in Western Afghanistan

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    KABUL (Sputnik) - At least six people, including three children, were injured in a car explosion in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan early Sunday, a civilian source said.

    The victims were transported to a local hospital, the source added.

    The blast was caused by a magnetic mine, according to police spokesman Abdul Ahad Wali Zada.

    Meanwhile, another bomb blast rocked a local market in Mazar Sharif city in Balkh province in the north of the country on Saturday evening.

    ​At least one child was injured in the explosion.

    Afghanistan has long been suffering from an unstable security situation. The government has been fighting the Taliban* for almost two decades, and the Daesh* terrorist group, which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2015.

    *Taliban, Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS, Islamic State) are terrorist groups banned in Russia and many other countries.


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