Six killed, several injured in Afghan blast

PESHAWAR: At least six people, including children, died and several others wounded in a bomb blast in Herat province of Afghanistan on Monday.

According to foreign media reports, explosive material was placed in a rickshaw which went off in the afternoon near a mosque in Shindand district, Herat governor’s spokesman said. The blast occurred at a busy market. The Afghan Taliban through a social media message denied involvement in the attack.

Monday’s explosion came after at an explosion outside a Shia mosque in Herat city last month killed one person and wounded seven others. Daesh militant group had claimed involvement in that attack.

Herat province of Afghanistan shares border with Iran.

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