Explosion injures 18 civilians in Balkh province of Afghanistan

An explosion injured at least 18 civilians in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, the security officials said.

Adelshah Adel, a spokesaman for the provincial police said an explosives-laden bicycle went off in Mazar-e Sharif city, the provincial capital of Balkh province which injured at least 18 civilians.

However, another security official said the explosion wounded at least 23 people including security personnel.

The officials further added that five Traffic Police and an Afghan National Police (ANP) soldier were also among those wounded.

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Source: Khaama Press