MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, March 11 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and eight others, including children, injured in an explosion at a ceremony in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital city of nothern Afghanistan's Balkh province on Saturday, provincial hospital spokesman Khair Mohammad Khair Khwa said.
Provincial police spokesman Mohammad Asif Waziri also confirmed the explosion.
The blast took place at 11:00 a.m. local time at a cultural center during a ceremony held to honor journalists, police said.
No group or individual claimed responsibility for the blast.
Late Friday, a blast rocked Police District 5 of Kabul and injured two people. ■