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Saturday , 19 August 2017
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Explosion strikes Afghanistan’s – 10 killed

There are reports of a deadly explosion that rocket the Afghanistan province of Herat. The initial report claims that at least 10 people are feared killed and several wounded in an explosion near police offices and a mosque

The local afghan authorities have reported that the bomb was planted in a rickshaw that detonated near the Jama Masjid, a large mosque dating from the 12th century in Herat city on Tuesday.

No one has claimed responsibility for the incident yet. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, told Al Jazeera that the group was not involved in the attack.

The reports came after a string of recent attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, and as President Ashraf Ghani hosted a summit on security.

The blast is the second major attack that happened within 2 weeks. On May 31, at least 150 people were killed when a truck loaded with explosives detonated in a fortified area of the city near several foreign embassies.

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