Blast kills 1, injures 3 in south Afghanistan-Xinhua

Blast kills 1, injures 3 in south Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-20 15:24:00

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 20 (Xinhua) -- One person has been confirmed dead and three others sustained injuries as a blast rocked Kandahar city, the capital of south Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on Monday, provincial police spokesman Asadullah Jamshidi said.

The device was planted inside a handcart and went off in the morning rush hour in Police District 10 of Kandahar city, he said.

Without providing more details, the official said an investigation had been initiated into the incident.

Earlier, in March, in a suicide bombing for which the rival Daesh or Islamic State outfit claimed responsibility, more than three dozen people were killed and injured outside a bank in Kandahar.

The war-torn Afghanistan has experienced a handful of terrorist attacks over the past couple of months. In a similar terrorist attack against foreign tourists in the central Bamyan province on Friday reportedly claimed by the Daesh group, six people including three Spanish tourists were killed.