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    At least 15 people died and 13 were wounded in a suicide blast in an Afghan province north of Kabul, Afghan media reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Up to four police officers were among the casualties in the Parwan suicide attack, according to the Pakhwok news services’ previous account.

    The Afghanistan Times publication cited a security official as saying the suicide bomber targeted a local police commander and his bodyguards in the Syagard district of the province. The assailant is thought to have carried out the attack aboard a motorcycle.

    In Baghlan, a province further to the north, a rocket suspected to be launched by militants hit a deputy governor’s office in the town of Pul-i-Khumri hours earlier. One person died and four others were injured in the assault, none of them reported to be the deputy governor.

    A nearby area of Dand-i-Ghori has been said to be under the Taliban insurgency’s control for the past nine months.

    The militants reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks.


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